Airbnb has collected $4.6 million in taxes for R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Airbnb, the online service that matches homeowners looking to rent rooms, apartments or houses with travelers looking for lodging, announced Wednesday that it has collected $4.6 million in lodging taxes in Rhode Island since Aug. 1, 2015.Those taxes were remitted to the state and to the City of Newport, which claimed $455,000 of the total, according to a news release from Airbnb.Airbnb began processing the lodging tax collection after the state passed […]

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