New ruling from the state, Department of Revenue, collecting state and local sales tax
January 18, 2018
"The Metro Department of Finance wants to be clear--this new ruling from the state Department of Revenue only applies to state sales tax and local sales tax for short term rentals operating on the Air BnB platform. Nothing has changed with regard to other platforms or, more importantly, nothing regarding the hotel/motel tax paid by short term rental operators on any platform.
That fee is paid directly to Metro and should continue to be remitted directly to Metro by individual short term rental property owners." -Talia LoMax-O'dneal, Metro Director of Finance