H&R Block Canada Partners with Airbnb on the home-sharing economy and tax

TORONTO, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - H&R Block Canada and Airbnb have announced a new partnership to help Airbnb hosts file their taxes in Canada.

"The sharing economy has helped Canadians from coast-to-coast monetize their assets with the click of a button," says Lisa Gittens, spokesperson for H&R Block, Canada. "This initiative allows Airbnb hosts to tap into the tax expertise at H&R Block to better understand what is taxable and tax-deductible in the sharing economy."

The partnership supports more than 55,000 Canadians opting to share their homes through Airbnb. H&R Block will also provide discounted tax services for hosts who file their taxes before May 15, 2017.

"Airbnb hosts are everyday Canadians who want to pay their fair share and contribute to their communities," says Alex Dagg, Public Policy Manager for Airbnb. "This partnership supports our hosts by helping them access the tools and information they need to understand their rights, responsibilities and tax obligations for home sharing."

To learn more about how to take advantage of the special discount at H&R Block or to read a blog post on tax tips for hosts, visit here.

About H&R Block Canada
For over 50 years, H&R Block Canada is Canada's tax leader, with over 1,200 locations across Canada, and free do-it-yourself Tax Software. H&R Block's comprehensive education program, Tax Academy, trains experts and continually updates their skills. Learn more at www.hrblock.ca or 1-800-HRBLOCK.

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb's mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

SOURCE H&R Block Canada Inc.

For further information: H&R Block, Giovana Chichito, Ketchum Public Relations, 416-355-7422, giovana.chichito@ketchum.com; Airbnb, Lindsey Scully, 613-790-4393, lindsey.scully@airbnb.com

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