Porto Cesareo’s City Tax

Porto Cesareo’s City Tax (Tourist Tax), approved at point number 100 by the General Council on 25/11/2014 and modified at point number 85 on 20/11/2017, states as written below (we have quoted only the information relevant to our sector, while the full regulations can be viewed by clicking here to visit the website of Porto Cesareo municipality).

The Tourist Tax is applied to overnight stays that take place in […] non-hotel accommodation: furnished apartments used for short tourist stays, and every other accommodation managed by intermediary estate agencies and similar […].

When the Tax is payable

The Tourist Tax applies to overnight stays that take place in the following period: from 1 May to 30 September. The Tourist Tax is payable on check-in at the accommodation.

Amount payable

The tax is equal to € 1.00 per day per person for overnight stays made in: […] Holiday apartments; Tourist residences and residences; Holiday homes and any other tourist-accommodation structure that includes elements that can be linked to one or more of the previous categories, located in the Municipality of Porto Cesareo.

Tourist Tax maximum limit

The tax is applied up to a maximum of 7 consecutive overnight stays also when the stay is spread over 2 or more locations. In such cases it is up to the guest to show the manager of the accommodation any receipts received relative to previous overnight stays, if they were immediately prior to the new accommodation.

List of exemptions regarding payment of Tourist Tax

1. The following persons are exempt from paying the Tourist Tax:
a) minors under the age of 16;
b) senior citizens over the age of 70;
c) members of the state or local police forces, as well as of the national fire service requiring accommodation for work reasons;
d) coach drivers and tour guides helping organised groups. The exemption applies to every coach driver and for every tour guide accompanying more than 25 tourists in any one group;
e) persons certified as having disabilities or impairments by the provincial medical authorities including those certified disabled and receiving a support allowance and the assistance of a companion.
f) persons who occupy accommodation facilities as a result of measures taken by public authorities to deal with social and emergency situations. Such situations include those resulting from disasters or extraordinary events or for humanitarian relief purposes;
g) volunteers working in emergency situations;
h) employees of the accommodation management;
i) people staying in the accommodation at the expense of the Local Authority.

2. Persons who, according to the previous paragraph, are exempt must complete an alternative declaration indicating the reasons for the exemption (All.A/All.B). The aforementioned declaration must be given to the manager of the accommodation who is required to keep it and then transmit it to the municipal offices for inspection, together with their annual declaration.

Please contact us for any further information you may require.

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