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Airbnb rented its first room nine years ago and turned its first profit last year (Photo: Alper Cugun)

Airbnb too 'different' to pay EU tax

US home rentals firm Airbnb has said it was “fundamentally different” in reaction to French calls for it to pay more tax in Europe.

The San Fransisco, US-based company, which provides an online platform for people to rent out rooms, paid less than €100,000 in tax in France last year despite having more than 10 million users in the country.

But Airbnb said in a statement on Thursday (11 August) that it was “fundamentally different to companies that take large sums of money out of...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Airbnb rented its first room nine years ago and turned its first profit last year (Photo: Alper Cugun)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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