Why are taxes being withheld from my payouts?
If you received a request to submit your taxpayer information and haven't provided it yet, we may be required to withhold 24% from your payouts and remit the withholdings to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can avoid this by submitting your taxpayer information.
Once we receive your information and determine withholding is not required, we'll stop withholding from your future payouts. However, any amounts that have already been withheld and remitted to the IRS cannot be returned to you by Airbnb.
The total amount withheld will be included on any tax forms issued to you so that you may account for these withholdings on your income tax return. We encourage you to consult a tax advisor if you need assistance accounting for any withholdings that have been remitted to the IRS on your behalf.
W-8 taxpayers (non-US persons with US listings, experiences, or trips)
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.
You may review or revise your Airbnb taxpayer information in your Payout Preferences.