Tel Aviv Moves to Hike Municipal Tax for Airbnb Apartments
The tax increase will be pushed back until after Tel Aviv hosts the Eurovision song competition in May, as many residents prepare to offer their homes on Airbnb to accommodate incoming tourists
Nimrod Busso | 12:23 15.01.2019
The city of Tel Aviv is moving to hike municipal property taxes for apartments used as vacation rentals on Airbnb. On Monday, the Tel Aviv City Council put forward a proposal to introduce a higher municipal tax rate for apartment owners and renters who sublease their apartments on Airbnb for more than three months a year. In Israel, municipal property taxes are collected bimonthly, and the responsibility for shouldering these taxes falls on whoever is residing in an apartment or home, renters and homeowners alike.