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Eco tax

Post by smitd » May 7th, 2018, 12:05 am

Just found out that when we come back in July we will have to pay 204 euros in eco tax sorry but we won’t be coming again

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Re: Eco tax

Post by Slartibartfast » May 7th, 2018, 2:22 pm

€204?? you don't mention how many of you are coming, if there's only two of you then its expensive, if there's 10 then €20.40 is not too bad.
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Re: Eco tax

Post by smitd » May 8th, 2018, 8:40 am

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Post by kieronf » May 8th, 2018, 1:47 pm

When you come, like it or not you create waste, while you drive around or use taxis you contribute pollutants to the atmosphere, when you leave your bed linen has to be laundered using energy and water, your rubbish has to be removed and treated - all of which impacts on a very, very small island. If the Balieric Govts (all of them) didn't impose eco taxes then the residents would be left to cover the financial costs of your visit either through increased taxation or through cuts in infrastructure spending.

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Post by bini-lizard » May 8th, 2018, 3:35 pm

I went to Rome a while back and parted with 32€ for 2 people for 3 nights, there’s a lot of it about. I considered it to be a contribution toward washing the empty pint glasses :jozza: :jozza: :jozza:

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Post by Slartibartfast » May 8th, 2018, 3:50 pm

:shock: Just how many empty :jozza: do you leave behind :rolleyes: And yes most tourist destinations charge it, we've paid it for the past few years when travelling to mainland Spain.
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Re: Eco tax

Post by cidersteve » May 8th, 2018, 8:56 pm

not wanting to start an arguement :grin: but when staying on holiday do you not contribute a lot to the island economy when you eat and drink in the restaurants, bars and buy supplies in the local supermarket :cool: .
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Re: Eco tax

Post by kieronf » May 9th, 2018, 7:21 am

cidersteve wrote:
May 8th, 2018, 8:56 pm
not wanting to start an arguement :grin: but when staying on holiday do you not contribute a lot to the island economy when you eat and drink in the restaurants, bars and buy supplies in the local supermarket :cool: .
I appreciate the point, but many of the tourist resorts are there for the exclusive use of casual visitors and therefore are an additional financial burden on finite government resources for the time thy are open in terms of the cost of the disproportionate additional services that are deployed to service those visitors - road cleansing, waste collection, water provision, sewerage etc etc etc. Sure, businesses benefit - but by and large these are private enterprises and the direct gains made by the government fall way short of the cost of the services they provide - hence the eco tax.

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Re: Eco tax

Post by smitd » May 9th, 2018, 8:54 pm

Lot happier tonight had an email from the hotel the eco tax is 3.30 euros inc IVA per person per night a total of 148.50 for the stay, I can live with that

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Re: Eco tax

Post by watta » May 10th, 2018, 12:21 am

Just out of interest, who told you originally that you would have to pay €204 in eco tax.?????


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