Internet company wins court battle over sales tax

Posted at: 05/13/2014 5:12 PM
Updated at: 05/14/2014 10:30 AM
By: WNYT Staff

An internet company has won its court battle with New York's Attorney General.

Airbnb rents rooms and apartments and houses around the world.

The attorney general had subpoenaed a list of all of the hosts in New York State, to determine if they were collecting sales taxes and occupancy taxes that hotels have to collect.

A state Supreme Court judge threw out the attorney general's subpoena on Tuesday, calling it overbroad.