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Airbnb's Opaque City Tax Schemes Are Facing Fresh Scrutiny

NEW YORK ? As Airbnb enters into a flurry of voluntary tax agreements with cities across the country, one progressive advocacy group is trying to find out more about how these deals are struck and how they function. Facing accusations that it’s upending neighborhoods and violating regulations, the home rental service has recently been lobbying local governments to allow it to collect lodging and tourist taxes from its sprawling network of renters as a way to compensate cities.
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