An introduced enhance within the vacationer tax on lodge nights in Île-de-France to finance public transport outrages lodge professionals. “With a 200% enhance within the vacationer tax deliberate for 2024, Paris and the Ile-de-France area have already received the gold medal for taxation!”, even earlier than the opening of the Olympics, write Umih and GNC in a press launch.
Hospitality professionals are protesting towards the introduced sharp enhance within the vacationer tax on lodge nights in Ile-de-France to finance public transport, which they consider will penalize their competitiveness. “With a 200% enhance within the vacationer tax deliberate for 2024, Paris and the Ile-de-France area have already received the gold medal in taxation!” even earlier than the opening of the Olympic Video games, write the Union of Resort Trades and Industries (Umih) and the Nationwide Group of Resort Chains (GNC), in a press launch revealed Friday.
“Paris would change into by far essentially the most closely taxed capital in Europe”
“If this announcement had been to materialize within the 2024 finance invoice, Paris would change into by far essentially the most closely taxed capital in Europe forward of Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Athens, Madrid and London,” denounce the 2 organizations.
They seek advice from a clause within the settlement signed on Tuesday between the presidency of Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), Valérie Pécresse, and the Minister for Transport, Clément Beaune, which supplies for “the creation on January 1, 2024 of “an extra tax to the vacationer tax (…) collected within the Ile-de-France area and allotted to Ile-de-France Mobilités, with a ceiling price of 200%”, that’s to say an doable – and possible – threefold.
The vacationer tax in Paris at present varies from 0.25 euros for modest campsites to five euros for palaces, per evening and per individual. “Taken with out session with representatives of the lodge and catering trade, this measure would lastingly penalize the competitiveness of the vacation spot in enterprise and leisure tourism within the main vacationer area in France,” they add.
The president of the French lodge trade Umih Véronique Siegel speaks of a “tax overload which can have a long-lasting influence on the competitiveness of our corporations”. “Different financing avenues exist, for instance by utilizing vacant housing and places of work,” counsel Umih and the GNC. “The brand new enhance within the vacationer tax has frankly undermined the competitiveness of the Parisian and Ile-de-France motels by making Paris one of many cities with the very best vacationer tax on the planet,” provides the Groupement des motels and eating places of France (GHR).
“The rise in transport funds additional will increase labor prices whereas we already commit greater than 40% of turnover to payroll in motels, cafes and eating places,” add its presidents on the nationwide degree and for the ‘Ile-de-France, Didier Chenet and Pascal Mousset.