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Brazil Plans to Tax Airbnb Rentals Ahead of Olympics

Brazil is planning to tax homeowners who rent out properties or rooms on the online home-rental marketplace Airbnb ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a tourism official said on Monday. The head of the tourism agency Embratur, Vinícius Lummertz, has talked with Airbnb and hotel industry executives and has drawn up a proposal to levy a tax on registered renters, one of his aides said. The type of tax, its size and whether it would be collected by the federal...

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