Group homes, Airbnb on city's legislative agenda

Group homes, Airbnb on city's legislative agenda

City Council members want the General Assembly to rethink the rules surrounding the taxation of internet-based businesses, as well as those dictating how group homes communicate with localities.

Localities across the state are compiling legislative agendas to pass to local legislative representatives for the 2018 General Assembly session, which begins in January.

Assistant City Manager Andrew Trivette said the city is asking the state to require Internet-based business to pay their taxes according to the full cost of a room.

Internet-based rental companies such as Airbnb and FlipKey don’t necessarily pay what they should in taxes, city officials think.