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    Taxes and payouts

    We know this isn’t the fun stuff, but it’s important.

    Withholding taxes

    If you received a request to submit your taxpayer information and haven't done so yet, we may have to withhold 24% from your payouts to remit to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Of course, you can avoid this by simply providing it upon request.

    Once we receive your info and determine withholding isn't required, we’ll stop. However, we can’t return any amounts that have already been sent to the IRS.

    The total amount withheld will be included on the tax forms we issue so that you can account for them on your income tax return. Consult a tax advisor for help with that.

    Go to Payment & payouts to review or revise your taxpayer information.

    W-8 taxpayers (non-US persons with US listings, experiences, or trips)

    W-8BEN

    Unless valid tax treaty benefits have been claimed on your W-8BEN, Airbnb is required to withhold 30% on all payouts from US listings, experiences, or trips hosted by non-US persons and remit the funds directly to the IRS. At the end of the year, Airbnb will report the total amount withheld and earnings to you on a Form 1042-S.

    All W-8 forms

    W-8BEN and W-8ECI forms expire at the end of the 3rd year from the date you last submitted the form. Once the form expires, Airbnb is required to withhold 30% on all payouts from US listings hosted by non-US persons and remit funds directly to the IRS. You can avoid this by updating your taxpayer information.

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