Vail treads lightly on Web rentals

By scott miller

VAIL — The lodging business is changing. How local governments keep up — and collect sales and lodging taxes — is a matter of some debate. Like so many other industries, the Internet is driving the change. Websites including Vacation Rentals by Owner and AirBnB allow owners to rent their units without using property management companies. Owners using online services can often avoid management company fees and, in some instances, also avoid paying sales taxes on those transactions. In Vail, 27 hotel and condo complex managers last summer brought the Town Council a proposed ordinance to regulate those rentals. That …

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