AirBNB rental income is taxed also in case when only part of the main residence home is let. The awaited verdict of High Council (“Hoge Raad”) has recently followed. Whilst it was already clear that income from temporary renting through e.g. airbnb is taxed in case an entire main residence house or apartment is let, the lower courts were of the opinion that income from renting out parts of main residence apartments/houses could not be taxed.
It is now clear that the tax office is also allowed to tax income derived from temporary letting of parts of main residence apartments and houses. The taxation method is that 70% of the rental income (related expenses are deductible) is to be added to the deemed income of home ownership in box 1.
In case the house or apartment is not your main residence, it will most likely (if it is a so-called passive investment) fall into the equity tax system in which a deemed – and not the actual – rental income is taxed.