Turkey introduces tax for tourists: who and how it will affect

Students living in dormitories, boarding houses, and camping sites, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Turkey, will be exempted from paying the tax.

Turkey introduces a 2% tax on hotel stays / Illustration by REUTERS

From January 1, 2023, Turkey will introduce a 2% tax on accommodation in hotels, tourist villages, motels, boarding houses, hotels, campsites and other accommodation facilities.

As reported by Resmi gazete, the amount of the tax will not be affected by the services provided by hotels. Also, the amount of the tax will not depend on the cost of meals, leisure activities, the presence of a swimming pool, sports and thermal areas.

According to the message, students living in dormitories, boarding houses and camping sites, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Turkey and international organizations with diplomatic status, will be exempted from paying the tax.

According to the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, at the end of the current year, the republic expects 51.5 million tourists and $46 billion in revenues from tourism. Next year, Turkey hopes to receive 60 million tourists.

Rest during the war:

Despite the war, many residents of Ukraine made plans for summer vacation in 2022.

In the first 4 months of 2022, representatives of the tourism industry of Ukraine paid 18% less taxes than in the same period of 2021. In the first months of the war, the total number of taxpayers engaged in tourist activities decreased by an average of 10%. It was recorded that the number of legal entities decreased by 17%, and the number of individuals decreased by 7%.

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