Buncombe County February 25, 2018 (3 months ago)

Occupancy Tax records for AirBnB Listings

Hello! I would like to make a request of Buncombe County - I would like to request the records for occupancy tax payments by properties that are listed on AirBnB in Buncombe County for the month of December 2017.

My understanding is that these payments are made by AirBnB to Buncombe County. Do these payments include the individual addresses and amounts of occupancy tax collected? If so, I would request a spreadsheet including all information available, or copies of all occupancy tax remittance forms submitted.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • March 5, 2018 4:54 pm

    2 months ago

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for clarifying, and thank you for your assistance with the request.

     

    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • March 5, 2018 4:40 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 4:40 PM

     

    Good afternoon, in response to your follow-up questions below, I can provide the following information:
    AirBnB is set up as one establishment with Buncombe County and they remit only one form and one payment each month. We do not have information on individual properties.
    Thank you


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 2, 2018 4:20 pm

    2 months ago

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    Can you please clarify – Does the County receive information on receipts for individual properties from AirBnB, or a lump sum payment?

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 2, 2018 3:22 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 3:22 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Re: [External] Records Request: Occupancy Tax records for AirBnB Listings

     

    Good afternoon,
    In response to your Sunshine request for information below.
    Per NC GS 153A-148.1, disclosure of records that contain information about a taxpayer’s income or receipts is prohibited. Because occupancy tax is levied as a percentage of sales, occupancy tax remittances for any establishment are not public record.
    Thank you


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 26, 2018 12:58 pm

    2 months ago

    Thank you Michael and Kassi!

    Have a great afternoon.

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 26, 2018 12:23 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 12:23 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: Occupancy Tax records for AirBnB Listings

    Good afternoon –

     

    We are working to get a better handle on process and routing for records requests to County government. Kassi Day is our Public Information Officer. By copy of reply I’ll ask her to work on this one for you.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Michael C. Frue
    Buncombe County
    Senior Staff Attorney
    200 College Street, Ste 400
    Asheville, NC 28801
    p. 828-250-4121
    c. 828-231-1572


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 25, 2018 1:32 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 1:32 PM
    subject: Records Request: Occupancy Tax records for AirBnB Listings

     

    Good Afternoon Michael and Buncombe Co. Gov.

     

    We just received another records request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office!

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Occupancy Tax records for AirBnB Listings”

     

    Message: “Hello! I would like to make a request of Buncombe County – I would like to request the records for occupancy tax payments by properties that are listed on AirBnB in Buncombe County for the month of December 2017.

     

    My understanding is that these payments are made by AirBnB to Buncombe County. Do these payments include the individual addresses and amounts of occupancy tax collected? If so, I would request a spreadsheet including all information available, or copies of all occupancy tax remittance forms submitted.”

     

    Thank you for your time.
    Have a Sunny day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government