Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Airbnb says it has more than 7,700 hosts in Costa Rica and in the past 12 months some 260,000 visitors have used Airbnb in Costa Rica
Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made on rentals in Costa Rica through its platform, the Costa Rica tax man is evaluating asking the United States for information on American citizens who are hosts in the country.
The Dirección General de Tributación Directa del Ministerio de Hacienda (Directorate General for Taxation) says it will to explore all alternatives in case it cannot reach an agreement with the company for information of its hosts in Costa Rica.
The Director of Taxation, Carlos Vargas, explained that his department requires people who rent property in the country to register as taxpayers,

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