County joining lawsuit against Airbnb and other companies

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The Hart County Board of Commissioners is joining a lawsuit against the popular travel company Airbnb.

The board passed a motion unanimously at its regular meeting on Tuesday agreeing to a resolution that names the county in a lawsuit against Airbnb, and similar companies, for allegedly not paying local hotel/motel taxes to municipalities in Georgia.
County attorney Walter Gordon explained that companies such as Airbnb, referred to as Internet accommodation sharing companies, are collecting money from customers for the local tax, but the county is not receiving the money.

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