"As a US company, we’re required by US law to collect taxpayer information from hosts who appear to have US-sourced income. To add your taxpayer information, go to your Payout Preferences and complete the appropriate form. It only takes a minute or two!"
- Why is Airbnb requesting my taxpayer information?
How Airbnb marketing strategy represents it
"It's easy! This stuff only takes 2 minutes!!" (MAKE MONEY FOR US!!!!!)
How the U.S. government thinks of it
Fine print: Oh, and you should really take the time (probably longer than 2 minutes) and expense to consult a tax professional. And at least familiarize yourself with the U.S. tax code especially with regards to federal, state, and local requirements regarding real property rental -- try this lovely IRS publication for some light bedtime reading. Don't have the first clue what the heck depreciation is and how it may apply to your Airbnb activities? This handy 112-page guide will help (don't forget Form 4562)!
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Marc Andreessen disrespecting Stephen Hawking, the most brilliant living physicist of our time. It's possibly unclear whether his rosy utopian optimism is an actual belief he holds, or just part of the hype game of ensuring the continued up and to the right ascendancy of Silicon Valley's most darling carnivorous codebases.
Ev Williams sounding totally deeply sympathetic to the guy whose dad died when a dead tree branch broke at an Airbnb. Also being super condescending to the Imaginary Reader who should totally read this piece critical of Airbnb -- because criticism and reasoned inquiry are important -- but tut, tut: it shouldn't be too critical, else those poor sods will be turned off by it... which I have determined through my careful analysis of remaining completely, ethereally aloof from them and making decisions for them from my own superior, approaching divinity itself algorithmic head.
Elon Musk's (reported) email to an employee who missed work event to witness birth of own c...