St Joseph County Vacation Rental Tax Law
Changes to the Indiana state tax law recently went into effect in 2019. This new ordinance requires rental booking agents like Rent Like A Champion to collect state and local taxes (called the "state gross retail tax” and "county innkeeper's tax, respectively) on behalf of homeowners using their booking service.
These amount to 7% for the Indiana state sales tax, and 6% for the St. Joseph County innkeeper's tax.
Questions you may be thinking about in light of this change -
How will this affect my fees?
Not at all! The proceeds you receive from the list price on your rentals will remain the same.
So… what’s changing?
As a result of this new ordinance, beginning right now the booking fees paid by the customer will be raised by just 13% to help cover the cost of these taxes.
Again, this will only be a change from the renter side of each transaction, as reflected by the county innkeeper's tax and state gross retail tax line items they’ll see at checkout.
I still have some questions. Where can I get more information?