The Peer-to-Peer Economy

03/26/2018

Baltimore Business Journal – Maryland Measure Seeks to Regulate Short-Term Rental Hosts Like Airbnb

Baltimore Business Journal – Maryland Measure Seeks to Regulate Short-Term Rental Hosts Like Airbnb

Carl Szabo, the vice president and general counsel for e-commerce trade association NetChoice, said the playing field between hotels and short-term rental operators is already uneven, in favor of hotels.

“The online platforms we’re talking about don’t get any of the tax incentives or tens of millions of dollars in business development incentives that many of these large platforms get to enjoy,” Szabo said. “So if we want to create true fairness, maybe the large hotels should give back all these incentives and business tax deductions that they receive today and then we’ll be in a more level playing field.”

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