A plan by the government of the Australian state of Victoria to tax short-term rentals has been confirmed by Premier Daniel Andrews. ON Sept. 20, Victoria became the first Australian state to tax short term renters, who will be hit with a 7.5 percent levy. The tax has been criticized by short-term rental groups. Eacham Curry, senior director of government and corporate affairs at rental platform Stayz said the proposal is “half-baked” and “policy on the run.” He said the tax, which was anticipated to be targeted at property owners rather than the platforms themselves, lacked detail and it was unclear whether it would extend to short-stay rentals that didn’t list on major platforms.
News.com.au (09/20/23) Michelle Bowes