Senator Lesko's Short Term Rental Law Goes Into Effect
"Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, originally simply sought to eliminate the requirement that homeowners collect local taxes every time they rent out a room or a whole house through “sharing” services like Airbnb. Now, online firms will collect the applicabl taxes and forward them to the Arizona Department of Revenue, which would send them to the affected jurisdictions.
But Lesko also tacked on language which says cities, towns and counties cannot prohibit or restrict these rentals simply because the property is not classified as a hotel.
In signing the measure earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey said the legislation provides financial breathing room for families by allowing them to earn something extra."
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