Dortmund imposed an accommodation tax on 1 July 2015. Travelling for business reason is exempt.
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
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
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(only available in German)
Services subject to the tax
Seven point five percent of the gross cost of
Excludes other services
Day rooms and no-show bookings are subject to
Children are subject to the tax
Contact for further forms and questions
Stadtkasse und Steueramt,
Löwenstraße 11, 44122 Dortmund