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Occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb in Virginia

State of Virginia

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Virginia State, VA will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

  • Sales Tax: 5.30 - 7.00% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees for reservations 88 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the Virginia Sales Tax website.
  • Local Transient Occupancy Tax: all locally imposed transient occupancy taxes will be collected on the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees for reservations in Virginia. The tax rate and long term stay exemption vary by city and county. The tax is typically 0-7%. For detailed information, please visit each city or county’s website.

Arlington County

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Arlington County, Virginia will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

  • Transient Occupancy Tax: 5% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the City of Arlington Custodial Tax website.
  • Arlington County Tourism Tax: .25% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the City of Arlington Custodial Tax website.
  • State Regional Transient Occupancy Tax: 3% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the City of Arlington Custodial Tax website.

Clarke County

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the unincorporated areas of Clarke County, VA will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

  • Transient Occupancy Tax: 2% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees for reservations 28 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the Clarke County.

Abingdon

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the Town of Abingdon, VA will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

  • Lodging Tax: 7% of the listing price including any cleaning and guest fees, for reservations 90 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit the Town of Abingdon Accounting & Finance website.

Alexandria

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Alexandria, Virginia will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

Blacksburg

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the Town of Blacksburg, VA will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

Find out more about how occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb works.

Note: Hosts located in these areas are responsible for assessing all other tax obligations, including state and city jurisdictions. Hosts with listings in these areas should also review their agreement with Airbnb under the Terms of Service and familiarize themselves with the Occupancy Tax provisions which allow us to collect and remit taxes on their behalf and explains how the process works. Under those provisions, hosts instruct and authorize Airbnb to collect and remit Occupancy Taxes on their behalf in jurisdictions where Airbnb decides to facilitate such collection. If a host believes applicable laws exempt the host from collecting a tax that Airbnb collects and remits on the host's behalf, the host has agreed that, by accepting the reservation, the host is waiving that exemption. If a host does not want to waive an exemption the host believes exists, the host should not accept the reservation.

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