The i’s have been dotted and t’s crossed on an agreement between Airbnb and the City of Barrie.
The agreement allows Airbnb to collect and remit the 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax on behalf of its hosts in Barrie. The process is set to make the process seamless and easy for both hosts and municipal governments.
Implementing a MAT provides a stable revenue source to grow the tourism sector in the City of Barrie. The MAT will allow us to expand our destination marketing and promotion activities. I want to thank Airbnb for working with the City to make this happen.Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
Alex Dagg, Public Policy Director for Airbnb in Canada
This is an important milestone for Airbnb in Barrie,” said Alex Dagg, Public Policy Director for Airbnb in Canada. “At a time when communities are working hard to stretch every dollar, we can be valuable partners in strengthening local economies that are embracing home sharing.”