Rising Tourist Tax for tourist apartments – Catalonia’s Goverment 2017

On April 1st the new rate for housing used  for tourism was implemented. It has been increased from € 0.65 to € 2.25 in Barcelona and € 0.45 to € 0.90 for the rest of Catalonia.

Holiday apartment rentals in L’Estartit & L’Escala (Costa Brava)

Excerpted from the Law 5/2017, from 28th March (Generalitat de Catalunya website)

Tipus d’establimentTarifa general (en euros)Tarifa especial (en euros)
Barcelona ciutatResta de Catalunya
1. Hotel de 5 estrelles, gran luxe, càmping de luxe i establiment o equipament de categoria equivalent2,252,255,00
2. Hotel de 4 estrelles i 4 estrelles superior, i establiment o equipament de categoria equivalent1,100,903,50
3. Habitatge d’ús turístic2,250,90
4. Resta d’establiments i equipaments0,650,452,50
5. Embarcació de creuer
 Més de 12 hores2,252,25
 12 hores o menys0,65


The associations are outraged by double standards, since in addition to the high rate increase, the Generalitat had assured the associations that no increase would be applied until an agreement was reached with both parties.

Apartment associations are also calling for no more pressure to be put on those who comply with the law but to act once and for all against the illegal landlords who advertise on the internet.



Source: CapCreus OnLine


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