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11/24/15 10:00am
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | There are 77 listings on airbnb.com — a few that are legitimately licensed B&B operations, including two that appear in the Shelter Island telephone book.

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | There are 77 listings on airbnb.com — a few that are legitimately licensed B&B operations, including two that appear in the Shelter Island telephone book.

Officials at the county level are exploring strategies to collect a 3 percent occupancy tax from tourists who rent private homes for brief periods through websites such as Airbnb and Homeaway — and they want those property owners to know they may be legally obligated to tax their guests. (more…)