Airbnb will now collect taxes at Coachella (and France and Texas)

If you're going to Coachella, enjoy your last year not paying taxes on your Airbnb.

The home-rental company will start collecting hotel and tourist taxes May 1 in 10 more U.S. cities and counties, plus the entire state of Texas and 31 cities in France. (Coachella is this April.)

That brings the places where Airbnb collects taxes up to 250 jurisdictions in the United States. For Airbnb customers, that means you pay a little bit of extra money when you book a room. For Airbnb, it means that maybe cities that are now getting tax dollars from Airbnb rentals will stop hating the company so much.

"We look forward to working with city officials to establish programs for collecting and remitting tourist taxes, helping them realize the economic benefits of home sharing, and strengthening the cities and communities that Airbnb hosts call home," Airbnb wrote in a blog post announcing its new tax agreements.

Here are the places where an Airbnb will come with taxes in May:

Coachella, Calif.

Nevada County, Calif.

Broward County, Fla.

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Sarasota County, Fla.

Leavenworth, Kan.

Seneca County, N.Y.

Lincoln City, Ore.

Newport, Ore.

State of Texas

Madison, Wis.

Plus those 31 cities in France.

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Best and worst states for retirement
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Best and worst states for retirement

1. Florida 

You knew it had to be high on the list, didn't you? In terms of affordability, Florida topped the list while it placed fifth in terms of quality of life, overcoming its 20th-ranked healthcare rating.

2. Colorado

Ranked second in healthcare while quality of life came in 8th place, Colorado is constrained by its 23rd-place ranking in affordability.

3. South Dakota

The home of Mount Rushmore is the second most affordable state and ranked sixth when it came to healthcare, but can't break the top half in quality of life (ranked 32nd).

4. Iowa

Not typically thought of as a retirement destination, Iowa has decent rankings across the board (9th in healthcare, 11th in quality of life and 26th in affordability).​​​​​​​

5. Virginia

Quality of life ranks well in Virginia (9th) while affordability and healthcare rankings are above average (18th and 21st respectively).

The next five desirable retirement states are, in order:


New Hampshire




46. Arkansas

Dead last in quality of life and 45th in healthcare, Arkansas is pulled up by its 20th-place showing in affordability.​​​​​​​

47. Mississippi

The same principle applies to Mississippi, but even more so. The state is 49th in quality of life and last in healthcare, but it ranks 10th in affordability.

48. Rhode Island

Healthcare is above average (22nd), but quality of life and affordability are poor at 46th and 48th place, respectively.

49. New Jersey

The least affordable state in the union also has below average rankings in quality of life (28th) and healthcare (33rd).​​​​​​​

50. Kentucky

Kentucky ranks 47th in both quality of life and healthcare and only 38th in affordability, earning the Bluegrass State WalletHub's least desirable retirement state ranking for 2018.​​​​​​​


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