If you received a request to submit your taxpayer information and haven’t yet provided it, we are required to withhold 28% from your payouts and remit the withholdings to the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. You can avoid this by submitting your taxpayer information.
Once we receive your information, we won’t withhold 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.
Unless valid tax treaty benefits have been claimed on your W-8BEN, Airbnb is required to withhold 30% on all payouts from US listings 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.
You may review or revise your Airbnb taxpayer information in your Payout Preferences.