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Post by SusieH » September 20th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Wasn't there something like this before or am I thinking of something else

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... idays.html
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Post by sevansthomas » September 21st, 2015, 3:14 pm

Hi Susie

I remember something similar being introduced maybe 5or 6 years ago but it proved to difficult to collect. I wonder how they will collect it this time.

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Post by watta » September 21st, 2015, 4:06 pm

Well another 'spanner in the works' then. The last so called ECO tax was intended, I think, for car hire, etc and that just 'belly flopped'.
Now the proposed ECO Tax for tourists has already been reported in the UK on various media papers online. This small article on the Menorca News paper online shows already a stand off:-

http://menorca.info/balears/noticias/20 ... entes.html

This could seriously effect tourists with families from coming next year, if approved. :twisted:

No doubt there will be plenty of discussions about it and also for resident Brits mobility with a possible separate Tax.

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Post by Slartibartfast » September 21st, 2015, 7:18 pm

It is in force on the mainland, at least in Catalunia. The boss payed it when they went to Barcelona earlier this year
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Post by carben » September 21st, 2015, 7:32 pm

You had to pay the Eco tax when you arrived at the hotel before you got the key to the room! We paid it for a few years before it stopped. Originally we were told to keep the receipt as we might be able to claim it back if they decide to scrap the tax but we never got anything back, unsurprisingly!

It was a bit of a shock to families who had to pay it per person including children, an extra fee that they weren't expecting. When will they ever learn, their greed will stop tourists returning.

It wasn't anything to do with car hire as everyone had to pay it whether you hired a car or not.

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Post by SusieH » October 5th, 2015, 7:20 pm

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Post by davethebirder » October 5th, 2015, 8:16 pm

But how will it be levied and how will they collect it!?!

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Post by clubjoker » October 6th, 2015, 10:27 am

Looks like it would be tricky to apply, especially with people buying one-way plane tickets.

Don't know how it can fit with the "freedom of movement" principle within the Schengen area of the EU. Surely you can't be taxed for being somewhere?

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Post by ciaran » October 6th, 2015, 7:26 pm

If the tax does go ahead, I wonder if property owners would have to pay when they visit, as we pay the same taxes as residents, :smile:
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