Tourism Accommodation Australia welcomes Airbnb legal notice from ATO

    Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) welcomed (10-Oct-2019) Airbnb‘s acknowledgement of the booking platform being under legal notice by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to hand over significant and comprehensive information concerning property hosting activity as part of the ATO’s data matching programme. The ATO will collect data to identify individuals that have or may be engaged in providing accommodation services as well as acquire all payments made by online accommodation platforms to accommodation providers, including payments made by international entities through an online platform during FY2017 to FY2020.