Airbnb fined 1.3 million euros

This process was initiated by the communes of the island of Oleron. Airbnb was accused of several violations related to the tourist tax.

Airbnb was sentenced to a civil fine of more than 1.3 million euros in this regard of a new process Initiated by the Community of Communes of the Island of Oleron (Charente-Maritime) for violations related to the tourist tax. The decision given by the La Rochelle court relates to the year 2022, following a previous sentence in mid-June 2023 for the 2021 financial year, against which the housing rental platform had appealed.

RMC joins you: Beware of costly pitfalls for Airbnb, owners - 08/01
RMC joins you: Beware of costly pitfalls for Airbnb, owners – 08/01

In this regard, Airbnb had requested a stay of the proceedings, which was rejected by the summary judge, which the Community of Municipalities of the island seized as part of the accelerated procedure on the merits.

Repetition of violations

“The company Airbnb, a major player in the market of hotel rentals by individuals in France, which had a turnover of $8.4 billion in 2022, has not respected its obligations to collect the tourist tax, taking into account the repetition of violations Appropriately, the Court has indicated in its judgment the imposition of a civil penalty in the amount of 10 times the amount of the relevant tourist tax, i.e. 1,360,000 euros.

Amounts to be paid clear “collection failures” tourist tax For the year 2022, the “omissions and inaccuracies” mentioned in the relevant declaration will ultimately result in a “failure to meet the obligation to withhold” this tax; They also cover procedural costs. This sentence, “historic” according to the community, is accompanied by a provisional execution measure.

Leave a comment