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Tourist Tax

The tourist tax is collected by municipalities, or groups of municipalities, with jurisdiction over tourism and is paid by any tourist accommodated in return for a fee in their territory.

The product of the tourist tax is assigned to actions that promote tourism in the area.

The Territorial and Rural Equilibrium Pole (PETR) exercises authority over tourism in lieu of the 112 municipalities in the Sundgau. In this context, it manages and collects the tax.

The tax must fund any specific action to increase the tourist attractiveness of Sundgau. The Sundgau Intercommunity Office of Tourism, to which PETR has entrusted the implementation of its authority with regard to tourism, is responsible for promoting tourism and coordinating the various agencies and companies involved in its development. It thus undertakes operations aimed at promoting its territory and its service providers.

The tourist tax:

- has existed in France since 1910
- is paid by tourists
- is collected by hosts
- is paid by hosts depending on their declarations
- is not subject to VAT
- is managed by local authorities

WHO PAYS THE TOURIST TAX?

 

- Anyone who is staying in the territory of the municipality, without being domiciled there or without owning a residence liable to local housing tax.

- The tax is applicable regardless of the nature of the paid accommodation during the collection period set by the community.

- This applies to guests staying in hotels, furnished villas and other accommodation, holiday cottages and bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, family holiday centres, youth hostels, etc.

- The same applies to persons hosted in paid accommodation by works councils.

 

WHO IS EXEMPT FROM THE TOURIST TAX?

 

- Minors

- Persons with a seasonal employment contract employed by the municipality

- Persons receiving emergency accommodation or temporary relocation

- Persons who occupy premises where the rent is less than an amount determined by the residents council

 

WHO COLLECTS AND DECLARES THE TOURIST TAX?

 

- This tax is collected by landlords, hoteliers and owners who house persons not domiciled in the municipality

- This includes accommodation professionals, works councils and individuals who rent all or part of their personal residence for a fee

- The collection of this tax must take place before the departure of the persons subject to it, even if, with the consent of the host, the rent payment is deferred.

For more information, visit the Sundgau Region website.

TYPES AND CATEGORIES OF ACCOMMODATION 

RATE

 

 

Classified accommodation

 

Palaces and all other institutions displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

1.40

5-star tourist hotels, 5-star tourist residences, 5-star furnished accommodation and all the other establishments displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

1.20

4-star tourist hotels, 4-star tourist residences, 4-star furnished accommodation and all other establishments displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

1.10

3-star tourist hotels, 3-star tourist residences, 3-star self catering accommodation and all other establishments displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

0.80

2-star tourist hotels, 2-star tourist residences, 2-star furnished accommodation and all other establishments displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

0.65

1-star tourist hotels, 1-star tourist residences, 1-star furnished accommodation and all other establishments displaying equivalent tourist classification characteristics

0.55

 

 

Accommodation awaiting classification or without classification

 

Hotels and tourist residences, holiday villages

0.30

Furnished and similar accommodation

0.30

Bed and Breakfast (certified or non-certified)

0.60

 

 

Camping, caravan, motorhome and marina accommodation

 

3, 4 and 5 star campgrounds and caravan parks and all other outdoor accommodation displaying equivalent characteristics

0.30

1 and 2 star campgrounds and caravan parks and all other outdoor accommodation displaying equivalent characteristics, marinas

0.20

Spaces in camper van parking areas and tourist car parks by 24-hour period

-

 

An equivalence has been established for certified housing between their certification and the classification of furnished accommodation: 1 corncob, 1 key = 1 star. The same is true for the following certification standards