City Tax Dortmund

Dortmund imposed an accommodation tax on 1 July 2015. Travelling for business reason is exempt.

Exemption options

  • Direct payment of the invoice by the employer or
  • Completed certification: --> download here (only available in German) or
  • Informal employer certification including at least the following information:
    • Name of the guest
    • Guest’s date of birth
    • Period of the stay
  • Pre-reserved “contingency bookings”, for which the employer has confirmed in writing that all the rooms are definitely required for business purposes (e.g. for a project) do not require any further documentation.
Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:
  • Complete the self-certification --> download here (only available in German)

Services subject to the tax

  • Seven point five percent of the gross cost of accommodation
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms and no-show bookings are subject to the tax
  • Children are subject to the tax

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