New Innkeepers Tax Comes Into Effect Today, Boosting Local Revenue

Today marks a significant milestone for Carroll County as the new Innkeepers Tax comes into effect, promising to bolster local revenue streams and support vital community services. This tax, aimed at accommodating transient guests within Carroll County, is a proactive measure to ensure sustainable growth and enhance the overall experience for visitors and residents alike.

Effective March 1, all lodging establishments within Carroll County will be required to collect a 5% tax on each guest’s accommodation charges. This tax will be instrumental in funding various initiatives crucial for the development and maintenance of our community infrastructure, including tourism promotion, signage, and marketing efforts.

“The implementation of the Innkeepers Tax marks a pivotal moment in our county’s commitment to responsible growth and sustainable development,” stated Mike Tetrault, President of the Carroll County Convention, Visitor, and Tourism Commission (CVT). “This measure not only provides essential funding for vital services but also underscores our dedication to ensuring a vibrant and welcoming environment for all who visit our county.”

Revenue generated from the Innkeepers Tax will be allocated strategically to benefit the county as a whole. This includes investments in tourism marketing campaigns to attract more visitors, signage identifying major tourism assets, as well as potential initiatives aimed at promoting growth and sustainability of current and future lodging, events and tourism-related activities.

“We recognize the importance of balancing the needs of our residents with those of our visitors,” added Julia Leahy, Secretary of the CVT. “The Innkeepers Tax enables us to invest in projects and programs that benefit everyone, ensuring that our county remains an exceptional destination for generations to come.”

Members of the newly formed Convention, Visitor and Tourism Commission were appointed by local government officials.  Carroll County Commissioner’s appointments include Jeff Bean, Angie Brown, Beverly Seese and Julia Leahy. Delphi’s appointment by Mayor Yates is Mike Tetrault.

Local lodging establishments are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new tax requirements and ensure compliance with the regulations. The innkeepers tax applies to visitors staying less than 30 consecutive days including private rentals, tourist cabins, Bed and Breakfasts as well as properties listed with various Marketplace Vendors including Airbnb and VRBO.  Detailed guidelines and instructions regarding tax collection and remittance can be obtained from Ms. Leahy at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce or online at the Indiana Department of Revenue (

As the new Innkeepers Tax takes effect, Carroll County looks forward to the positive impact it will have on the communities, further solidifying our position as a premier destination for travelers while strengthening our foundation for future prosperity.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Julia Leahy, Executive Director, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Secretary, Carroll County CVT,[email protected] or call 765-564-6757