German Tax Authorities Request Information on All Airbnb Clients

The German tax authorities have demanded Airbnb's European headquarters in Ireland to start recording and reporting all data on users of the app-based accommodation service in Germany.

The request appears to have been made as an administrative assistance request under tax information exchange agreements that the US-owned group seems to have been caught up in. As this is a new form of accommodation, legislation is trying to play catch up. The request comes after the company have started sharing information with Demark.