Why is Airbnb requesting my taxpayer information?

As a US company, we’re required by US law to collect taxpayer information from hosts who appear to have US-sourced income. To add your taxpayer information, go to your Payout Preferences and complete the appropriate form. It only takes a minute or two!
 
Even if you're not a US person and have no US listings, we may be required to collect certain documentation from you to find out if your earnings through Airbnb are not subject to US tax.
 
Depending on your tax status, we’ll provide you with a tax form showing your earnings for the year.
 
Whether or not you receive a form from us, it remains your responsibility to determine what amount to report as taxable income on your US Income tax return. We encourage you to consult a tax professional if you need advice on reporting your income. One resource for information on reporting rental income in the US is IRS publication 527: Residential Rental Property.
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