Homeowners who wish to short term rent (less than 30 days) their home or condo must collect a 3.4% lodging tax in addition to the 8.875% sales tax on the entire amount charged to any person or persons for lodging services. They must also complete a Lodging Tax Registration form and pay a Lodging Tax Registration fee. They do not need to also obtain a Town of Blue River Business License. The Lodging Tax Registration fee is $200 the first year and $75 for subsequent years. Registrations are due on January 1st each year. The 3.4% lodging tax is remitted directly to the Town of Blue River. Coupon booklets are sent after registration or renewal of registration. The Lodging Tax Return must be filed regardless of whether any income was generated and remittance forms are due by the 20th of the month following the end of the reporting period. You may use the Lodging Tax Coupon .pdf below or file online. To file a Zero Tax File email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you rent your home through Airbnb, VRBO or Homeaway please note they should be paying the 8.875% directly to the State. Homeowners are required to send the additional 3.4% directly to the Town of Blue River.