Airbnb reportedly agrees to share renter user data with Estonian tax authority

Estonia: Airbnb is to reportedly share user data with the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (MTA), according to the Baltic News Service (BNS).

An MTA spokesperson told BNS that the cooperation was already underway and that further details would be made public at a press conference on Wednesday, which MTA deputy director Rvio Reitmann and Airbnb head of public policy, Patrick Robinson, will attend

The Estonian Association of Hotels and Restaurants (EHRL) had previously argued Airbnb represented unfair competition and encouraged a hidden economy within the sector. It is asking for Airbnb income to be taxed as is the case in neighbouring Finland.

Furthermore, the EHRL has blasted plans for a one-euro-per-person-per-day tourist tax which is only applicable in the capital, Tallinn, and has been proposed by the head of Tallinn city council, Mihhail Kõlvart.

Since 2016, any individual submitting a tax return has been required to confirm receipt/non-receipt of rental income, which is subject to tax on a gross basis.