The Kansas City, Mo., City Council voted to add two ordinances to the April 4 ballot, hoping to expand tax law to include short-term rentals. Due to current city and state laws, Kansas City cannot charge an occupancy fee or a convention and tourism tax as it does on hotels and motels. “The goal really is not simply taxation,” Council person Eric Bunch said. “The goal really is clear enforcement and consistent enforcement and making sure the 2,000 unlicensed operators are either licensed or get kicked out of the system.” A recent city audit found only 7 percent of short-term rentals are licensed in the city.
KSHB-TV 41 (01/12/23) Abby Dodge