8. Real Estate Bulletin. Tourist tax in Catalonia

The Government has given the green light to the regulation that develops the tax on stays in tourist establishments so that it enters into force on November 1, as provided for by law. During his appearance after the meeting of the Executive Council, the Government spokesman emphasized that “with this tax figure, Catalonia is equated with the main tourist destinations around the world.” The resources that are obtained from the new tax will be devoted to the promotion of tourism and are therefore “final resources for the sector”. The fee varies between 0.5 euros and 2.5 euros per person (VAT included), with A maximum of 7 days, and is determined by the type of establishment and the location. The Government estimates that 91% of Catalan tourist establishments correspond to the low income range. In order to avoid the double taxation that would represent the application of VAT, in accordance with Spanish legislation itself, the Government has agreed to include it in The final price of the tax, “so that this increase in VAT does not raise the tax rate as it had been speculated,” the spokesman explained. Therefore, this rate will be subject to VAT and will not be exempt, since the Directorate General of Taxation of the AEAT has declared that this rate is subject to the VAT 10% VAT. So you have to take this information into account; With the tourist tax, Catalonia is equated with most of the main tourist destinations around the world that already apply it. In the next days we will expand the information.

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