Cayuga County collects hotel and motel room tax, so why not a tax on Airbnb? The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee discussed the idea when it met on Tuesday.
County Treasurer Jim Orman tells Finger Lakes News Radio nothing is set in stone.
Legislature Chair Keith Batman said the tax would benefit the tourism office more than the county itself so the office should take the lead in any contract negotiations with AirBnB. Orman says he’ll work closely with tourism director Meg Vanek.