Quebec reaches ‘landmark’ deal with Airbnb

Under the new agreeement with the Quebec government, Airbnb will automaticallу collect and remit the 3.5 per cent tax on lodging on bookings.

“The agreement announced today is a positive step toward the future and development of tourism in Quebec, since it will make it possible to adapt the taxation system to the new collaborative and digital economy,” Julie Boulet, the province’s tourism minister, said in a statement.