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City treasurer's office identifies unregistered short-term rentals

Apr 23, 2021 1:45 pm

Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene more than 30 short-term rentals in Hudson have been found to be unregistered and not paying lodging tax, according to the city treasurer’s office. The unregistered properties were identified by the short-term rental tax administrative services company Azavar Audit Solutions Inc., according to Treasurer Heather Campbell and Assistant Treasurer Matthew Parker. Campbell declined to reveal the specific properties on the list, saying she is unsure if that list can be made public at this time. The Hudson Common Council last year approved a local law regulating short-term rentals and restricting the owners eligible to host them. Campbell said the Azavar software is aware of the new short-term rental law, and that it is safe to assume it was taken into consideration when tallying the 31 unregistered properties. Campbell declined to say how much revenue the newly found short-term rentals could bring to the city in lodging tax or if retroactive fees will be charged “I cannot provide financial guidance as to the impact at this time and probably will not be able to do so for some time,” she said in a statement April 22. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.