Japan proposes ‘departure tax’ on travellers by 2020
Monday, November 27, 2017
US$9) on both Japanese and foreign travellers as it seeks to capitalise on a tourism boom.

In an interim proposal submitted to the government last Thursday (Nov 9), the agency is recommending that this tax be implemented by March 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in July the same year.

This levy would likely be written as a surcharge on the airfare, such that travellers need not pay an additional duty at the airport.

Japan is reportedly studying the ... Read more
UK Air tax to rise on premium tickets
Friday, November 24, 2017
Air passenger duty on short-haul and long-haul economy flights will be frozen from April 2019, but the tax on premium long-haul tickets will increase.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that private flights will also be taxed more heavily from 2019.

Delivering his 2017 Budget, the Chancellor said the increases would pay for the freeze in APD on the cheapest tickets, which, he said, would help families and businesses.

However, the travel industry was disappointed the Chancellor ... Read more
Nog steeds technische problemen bij Tax-on-web: “Boekhouders zitten met de handen in het haar”
Monday, October 30, 2017
De problemen met Tax-on-web blijven aanhouden. Volgens het Neutraal Syndicaat voor Zelfstandigen zitten heel wat boekhouders dan ook met handen in het haar. "Zij zullen wellicht de deadline van 6 november niet halen", klinkt het.

Wie zijn aangifte voor de personenbelasting laat invullen door een boekhouder, had in principe de tijd om die in te dienen tot en met donderdag 26 oktober. Maar de voorbije weken waren er tal van technische problemen met de Tax-on-web-applicatie, waardoor de ... Read more
Greece - Overnight Stay Tax
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Overnight Stay Tax was introduced by Law 4389/2016 voted in May 2016 and will be effective as of January 1st 2018 Read more
Abolition of monthly advances payable by quarterly VAT filers
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Royal Decree published

A Royal Decree regarding the repeal of the prepayment requirement for quarterly VAT taxpayers in Belgium has been published on 23 February 2017 and will be effective as of 1 April 2017 (French [1] | Dutch [2]). As announced in the 20 January 2017 VAT alert [3], quarterly VAT filers will no longer need to complete VAT pre-payments currently due during the second and third month of each quarter.

Source: _Deloitte 27/02/201 _

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ANVR baalt van plotselinge extra ‘ecotaks’ Balearen
Thursday, April 28, 2016
DE NEDERLANDSE REISWERELD REAGEERT WOEDEND OP DE 'ECOTAKS' DIE DE SPAANSE BALEAREN VANAF 1 JULI PLOTSELING GAAN INVOEREN.

Dat schrijft dagblad De Telegraaf vandaag.

Consequentie is, dat gezinnen die op vakantie gaan naar bijvoorbeeld Mallorco of Ibiza zo'n 100 euro extra zullen moeten betalen. Dat bedrag zit niet in de betaalde reissom. Reisbureaus moeten de geboekte toeristen nu informeren.

De reisbracheorganisatie reageert woedend op het Spaanse besluit: Een zeer slechte zaak. De ... Read more
Eco Tax in Balearic Islands
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Please be informed that the Parliament of Balearic Islands has approved, on 22 March 2016, a plan to introduce an eco-tax in the region, effective FROM 1 JULY 2016. All overnight stays in "tourist accommodation" will be subject to the tax.

The tax will cost between 0,5EUR and 2EUR per person per day, depending on the type of accommodation. Read more
Commission study on VAT treatment of travel agents - ECTAA invited to contribute to the Terms of Reference of the study
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Commission has decided to carry out a study on the VAT treatment of travel agents. This is a window of opportunity to convince Member States of the usefulness / necessity to change the VAT rules, but there is also a risk that the study may recommend the abolition of TOMS as the best alternative.
ECTAA and 4 delegates of the Fiscal Committee met with the Commission civil servant in charge of the study on 27 July to discuss ECTAA's contribution to the study. ECTAA has been invited to ... Read more
Vanaf 01/03/2015, verhoogt de toeristenbelasting in Parijs
Thursday, March 5, 2015
2015 : passage de la taxe de séjour au forfait à la taxe de séjour au réel à Paris
Les collectivités ont la possibilité de collecter la taxe de séjour au réel ou au forfait. L'année 2015 sera une année transitoire pour Paris qui va progressivement passer de la taxe de séjour au forfait à la taxe de séjour au réel, avec 3 périodes de perception distinctes :
- Du 1er janvier au 1er mars 2015 : au forfait, sur la base des anciens tarifs ;
- Du 1er mars au 1er juillet 2015 : au forfait, sur ... Read more
Angleterre : les professionnels se mobilisent aussi contre les taxes dans l'aérien !
Thursday, November 20, 2014
486EUR de taxes pour les vols long-courrier

Les professionnels du tourisme britannique se battent contre une taxe sur les billets d'avions, qui freine les velléités de départ en long-courrier. Leurs revendications semblent avoir été entendues par le gouvernement.

Il n'y a pas qu'en France que l'on rle contre les taxes.

En Angleterre, les professionnels du tourisme se battent contre la Air Passenger Duty (ADP) instaurée en 1994 sur tous les vols sortant du Royaume-Uni.

En 2009, ... Read more