Anyone who travels a lot will have come across advertisements on online rental portals such as There is huge demand for short-term living space, especially in metropolitan areas, and where there is demand, there are also providers. The mostly private landlords use the simple option of the portal to offer their apartments and make them available for a fee, provided they do not use them themselves.

airbnb income must be taxed

The tax authorities have sent a request to the European representation of and are demanding all tenant data in order to determine who has generated income with the help of the advertising platform. The authorities will probably be successful and obtain the data. Landlords who may not have declared their income may face corresponding consequences, as the rental income is relevant for income tax and VAT purposes.

If you are affected, we will be happy to advise you in a personal meeting.