Starting August 1, 2018, short term vacation rental owners who book rentals on Airbnb will no longer remit their Carlsbad transient occupancy tax (TOT) and Carlsbad Tourism Bid Improvement District (CTBID) to the City of Carlsbad. Airbnb will collect and remit these payments to the city on a periodic basis on their behalf. Airbnb platform users will no longer be required to remit monthly TOT or CTBID payments to the city. Please be advised that Airbnb users will still need to remit any TOT or CTBID payments owed for the month of July 2018, which are due the following month of August 2018 as well as any bookings made on platforms other than Airbnb. For more information regarding this new program, please visit Airbnb’s website. You will also receive an email from Airbnb approximately two weeks prior to August 1, 2018 start date.