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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

Source: se-legal.de

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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