DALLAS – In its second year since it reached an agreement with the state to collect short-term rental taxes from guests, Airbnb collected $24 million in Texas.
That's a 57 percent increase from the $15.3 million it send to the Texas Comptroller's Office last year.
Airbnb collects a 6 percent tax from people who booked in Texas and returns that revenue to the state.
The home-sharing service has been making local deals, as well. For example, hosts have to pay an additional 7 percent short-term rental tax in Plano.
North Texas Airbnb hosts welcomed a combined 466,000 guests last year and brought in $6,800 in additional income on average.
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