Since 2014/01/01 an overnight stay tax of 5% on the room accommodation rate (excl. VAT) is levied by the city of Berlin. It iis to be discharged by the accommodation facility. To make it easier for you to deal with the accommodation tax, we have collected a couple of information for you.
The accommodation tax is imposed by the city of Berlin in the amount of 5% on the room accommodation rate (excl. VAT ) for all reservations booked from the 2014/01/01. It would be discharged by the accommodation facility.
Vocational nights are excluded from the accommodation tax. If the guest could not credit a professional purpose of the overnight-stay, the accommodation tax is initially discharged by the accommodation facility to the tax office. However, the guest has the opportunity to reimburse the accommodation tax within four months at the tax office in this case. Additional to the application the guest has to append a proof for the occupational or professional purpose of the night and the bill or certificate of the lodging establishment, stating the accommodation tax to be enclosed.