Short-Term Rentals

Taking Action

The Emergence of a Digital Economy

Online rental platforms operating in Canada, like Airbnb, do not currently collect or remit GST/HST, pay no corporate income tax to the Canadian government, and make it far too easy for those renting rooms on their platforms to do the same. This puts online rental platforms at an unfair advantage over other accommodation businesses, like hotels, who pay their taxes and play by the rules. And the real loss is felt by Canadians who end up paying more in taxes to cover the cost of our social programs.

 

What started as true home sharing has expanded into a growing trend: people using these platforms to become commercial operators. This means that multiple units or entire homes are being rented out on a consistent basis. Effectively, these operators are running illegal hotels within existing residential housing.

Advocating on Behalf of Hotels

A Simple Concept with Complex Problems

What this Means for Canadians

Loss of Housing Stock

A Rise in Rental Rates

Health & Safety Concerns

Commercial Operations - Not Home Sharing

Community Nuisance

Property Damage & Crime

An Unfair Tax Gap

Deceptive Conversions

It’s Time For Tax Fairness

Airbnb changed the game. Now it’s time they play by the rules.

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Wins so Far

Progress

As a result of the industry’s strong national presence and united message, together with coalition partners, we are seeing wins across Canada.

#VoteFairRules Campaign Launch

#VoteFairRules Campaign Launch

#VoteFairRules Campaign Launch

Fostering Fair Competition in Canada with Budget 2019

Fostering Fair Competition in Canada with Budget 2019

Fostering Fair Competition in Canada with Budget 2019

Auditor General’s Report on Taxation of E-Commerce

Auditor General’s Report on Taxation of E-Commerce

Auditor General’s Report on Taxation of E-Commerce

2018 FairRules Highlights

2018 FairRules Highlights

2018 FairRules Highlights

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