JEFFERSONVILLE – Ruth Floyd uses the income she earns from Airbnb to fund improvements to her circa-1880s home in downtown New Albany.
A retiree and “not quite a spring chicken anymore,” Floyd also is an unofficial ambassador of sorts for the Ohio River town, nudging guests toward places to grab a bite to eat and relax just a short stroll from her Mansion Row home on Main Street.
But Floyd is concerned about an Indiana law, passed in 2016 but effective July 1, requiring the collection of sales tax from online short-term rental platforms like Airbnb. She’s worried how potential guests might react to a possible increase in rates to compensate for the added levy.
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april 7, 2019