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Tax Information 2018, sustainable tourism in the Balearic Islands

19.02.2018

Tax Information on touristic stays in the Balearic Islands and measures for sustainable tourism development (Ecotasa)

Thank you very much for your confidence in Prinsotel Hotels & Apartments in Mallorca and Menorca.

We would like to inform you that the Balearic Parliament has updated the tourist tax applicable to stays in tourist accommodations located on the Balearic Islands. The tax entered into force 1st July 2016 (Law 2/2016 on the Taxation of Tourist Accommodation on the Balearic Islands).

The tax depends on the type and category of accommodation (plus 10% VAT). According to the update 2018 (from 01st May until 31st October), as listed below:

Types of tourist accommodation

€ / day or part of a day (*plus 10% VAT)

➢ 5-star, 5-star luxury and 4-star superior hotels, city hotels and aparthotels

€4

➢ 4-star and 3-star superior hotels, city hotels and aparthotels

€3

➢ 1, 2 and 3-star hotels, city hotels and aparthotels

€2

➢ 4-key and 4-key superior tourist apartments

€4

➢ 3-key superior tourist apartments

€3

➢ 1, 2 and 3-key tourist apartments

€2

➢ Non-residential accommodation establishments of tourism-residential companies

€4

➢ Tourist holiday homes and homes subject to tourist stay marketing

€2

➢ Rural hotels, agrotourisms and interior tourism accommodation

€2

➢ Hostels, pensions, inns and camping sites

€1

➢ Lodges and refuges

€1

➢ Any other establishment of a “tourist character”

€2

➢ Tourist cruise ships

€2

During low season (between 1st November and 30th April of the following year) the tax will be discounted by 50%. In addition, after nine days of any stay, the rate will also be cut by 50%. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from paying the tax.

Therefore, any natural person (over the age of 16) staying in a tourist accommodation on the Balearic Islands is obliged to pay the before mentioned tax to the owner of the establishment where he/she is staying.

As a result of that and of our obligation to pay the tax to the tax authorities of the Balearic Islands, we hereby inform you that, in compliance with the current Law, we will proceed to charge you the above mentioned tax before you check out.

The money collected from the tax will go to a fund promoting sustainable tourism. The money will be used to fund projects encouraging a sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism model, particularly projects that boost the preservation of the environment (nature, country life, agriculture and sea life), off-season tourism, historical sites and cultural heritage, research and development, education and employment. The projects will be selected by a Committee for Sustainable Tourism Promotion made up of representatives of the Balearic Government, Island Councils, City Councils, economic and social stakeholders and other organisations. The job of the Committee is to draw up an annual plan and set the key annual goals according to specific territorial balance criteria.

In case you have any questions regarding the new tourist tax on the Balearic Islands, you can contact the Balearic Tax Agency by calling at 901 201 530.

We wish you a pleasant stay.

Yours sincerely,

Prinsotel

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