Tax authorities auditing Airbnb operators, cracking down on “shared economy”

The Financial Administration (FS) office has accessed and compiled data on people renting out property in the Czech Republic through Airbnb and begun systematic checks into whether they are meeting their tax obligations, business daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Monday.

The office in recent months has stepped up efforts to tax so-called “shared economy” businesses, such as the taxi company Uber, which earlier in July agreed to register new drivers and report earnings using electronic cash registers later this year.