Why is Airbnb requesting my taxpayer information?
As a US company, we're required to collect certain taxpayer information from hosts who appear to have US-sourced income. To add your taxpayer information, go to your Payout Preferences and complete the appropriate form.
Even if you're not a US person and have no US listings, trips, or experiences, we may be required to collect certain documentation from you to determine if your earnings through Airbnb are subject to US tax reporting.
Depending on your account status, the taxpayer information you've submitted to Airbnb, and other factors, you may receive a tax form from Airbnb.
Whether or not you receive a form from us, it remains your responsibility to determine what amount to report as taxable income on your US income tax return. We encourage you to consult a tax professional if you need advice on reporting your income. One resource for an overview of your US income tax responsibilities and information on how to complete your US income tax return is Ernst and Young’s United States "General guidance on the taxation of rental income" (English).
Note: If you don't have a payout in the current calendar year, you won't see the option to add new taxpayer information. You can add it in the US tax status form.
Disclaimer: Airbnb's presentation of EY is not an endorsement. Tax advice is complicated, and you should do your own diligence when receiving advice. Airbnb is not responsible for any tax or other advice provided by any outside entity.