Introduced House Bill (H)

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Innkeepers' taxes. Repeals the requirements in every innkeeper's tax statute that requires the appointment of a certain number of members of a commission established under the statute (commission) to be from different political parties. Specifies that a member appointed to a commission who is required to be from a travel or tourism industry need not be a resident of the county if the member is an owner or an executive level employee of a travel or tourism business that is located within the county. Provides, however, that the member must be a resident of Indiana. Amends certain innkeeper's tax statutes Innkeepers' taxes. Repeals the requirements in every innkeeper's tax statute that requires the appointment of a certain number of members of a commission established under the statute (commission) to be from different political parties. Specifies that a member appointed to a commission who is required to be from a travel or tourism industry need not be a resident of the county if the member is an owner or an executive level employee of a travel or tourism business that is located within the county. Provides, however, that the member must be a resident of Indiana. Amends certain innkeeper's tax statutes to include the term "tourist camp" for purposes of innkeeper's tax collection. Requires the department of state revenue (department) to prescribe a standard return form to be used with remittance of the innkeeper's tax. Requires the department to provide each commission with summary data of the amount of the innkeeper's tax disbursed to the county. Provides that, in the case of a county that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of the innkeeper's tax to the county treasurer instead of the department: (1) the county treasurer is required to annually report to the department the amount of innkeeper's tax collected in the county in the preceding year; and (2) the department is required to provide summary data of the total amount of the county's innkeeper's tax collected in the preceding year to the commission established for that county. Increases the percentage amount of the Allen County innkeeper's tax that must be used for grants to the convention and visitor bureau. ... View more