Turkey to start charging 2% tax on tourists for hotel stays.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has signed a document according to which from 2020 Turkish hotels will begin to levy a one percent tax on tourists. A year later, in 2021, the tax will rise to two percent.
In addition to hotels, the tax will be levied on guests of boarding houses, guesthouses and other places that receive tourists for housing. The fee will be issued by a separate document.
Earlier, the Ministry of Finance of Turkey proposed to levy a tax on hotels for 1% to 6% of the cost of rooms. As a result, the Turkish Parliament decided to charge money directly from tourists at a lower rate.
In the tourism industry of the country, the law did not cause approval, but President Erdogan decided to sign the document.