The Corpus Christi city council has voted to collect the nine percent occupancy tax (HOT) from short term rental companies, including Airbnb and  These companies will add the tax to a guest’s bill, then pay the city directly.

The city estimated that it could receive an additional $720,000 annually in HOT taxes from short term rentals. That money can be put back into the city to attract more visitors.

Airbnb already collects and remits a six percent hotel occupancy tax to the state on all eligible bookings, since May 2017. In 2018, Airbnb remitted $15.3 million in tax revenue to Texas.

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