French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire proposed higher taxes on Airbnb rentals, bringing them in line with ordinary, non-tourist rentals. In France, rentals of furnished accommodation for tourists, including via Airbnb, benefit from a special tax rebate. Le Maire said his ministry was working on the file and that he would present proposals to bring that taxation in line with normal, non-tourist rentals. No details on the timing of such a proposal were provided. Earlier, junior minister for cities and housing Olivier Klein also said he was in favor of raising Airbnb taxes. French lawmakers, meanwhile, proposed a bill to further regulate and tax Airbnb, but the text has been postponed indefinitely.
Politico Europe (06/09/23) Giorgio Leali