Quincy home stay guests may soon have to pay hotel/motel tax

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Home stay guests, like those for Airbnb, may soon have to pay Quincy’s 8% hotel motel tax.

The proposal was read for the first time at Monday’s city council meeting.

City Treasurer Linda Moore says there was only one home stay property a year ago and today there are 16 properties within city limits.

Moore says the ordinance would help level the playing field for the city’s hotel and motel businesses.

“I think the number of properties on Airbnb type platforms is only going to grow,” said Moore. “If we can get ahead of it now, it’ll be easier to implement as new properties become available online.”

The proposal still has two more readings before aldermen make a final decision on the ordinance.

However, if the proposal does go through Moore says the tax could potentially bring in $10,000 in extra revenue for the city.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

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