The town of Forestville has faced a problem when it comes to the popular Airbnb. The online rental company provides residents the opportunity to rent out their homes or cabins to tourists. When a residence is rented out a room tax is collected by Airbnb and it is supposed to go to the town the residence is located in. Airbnb determines where the payout goes to by zip code and that is where the problem for the town of Forestville is happening. Town Board Chairman Roy Englebert says the company should be paying by the municipality, not zip code.
According to Englebert, the town of Forestville has sent a letter to Airbnb asking to fix this problem and he hopes it gets resolved by 2020.