Airbnb Is a Win for Arkansas’ Host Community & Tax Revenue


Arkansas’ host community earned millions of dollars in supplemental income in 2018, according to an Airbnb news release.

The state earned a combined $17.4 million in supplemental income, and nearly 168,000 guests visited last year, according to Airbnb.

The Natural State has about 2,300 hosts and earn a bit more than $5,000 in extra income, according to the release.

Arkansas gets tax revenue from Airbnb through tourism, local sales and use tax on behalf of its hosts.

Airbnb has similar tax agreements with some of the cities in Arkansas, such as Bella Vista, Bentonville, Springdale and Fayetteville

Airbnb was founded in 2008.  The accommodation agency gives access to more than 5 million different places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries, according to their  news release.

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