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Supplemental Claims for Income Tax and VAT: Consequences and Options for Airbnb Landlords

  • Increasing number of tax audits for holiday accommodation providers in Germany
  • Hamburg tax authorities issued a warning to landlords after requesting booking data from Airbnb
  • Tax investigation to be continued systematically in all federal states
  • Evaluation showed significant tax revenue losses in the hospitality industry
  • Persistence of tax investigation justified due to declining tax revenues
  • Possible consequences of tax evasion include imprisonment or fines
  • Voluntary self-disclosure can be an option to exonerate oneself from tax evasion charges


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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