City Tax Erfurt

Erfurt imposed a culture promotion tax on 1 January 2011. Travelling for business reason is exempt.

Exemption options

    • Completed certification: --> download here or
    • Provision (copy) of employer certification/trade fair passes/business travel documentation etc. to the accommodation provider or
    • Booking via “corporate portals”, which automatically confirm that the trip is required for business reasons or
    • payment of invoice by the employer or
    • A completed form and list of all group members are sufficient for group bookings
    Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:
    • Complete the self-certification --> download here 
      • No further documentation is required. The municipal authorities reserve the right to check the details provided.
    The certification is always valid for one stay; if you depart on a Friday and return on a Monday, then a new certification has to be submitted.

Services subject to the tax

  • Five percent of the gross cost of accommodation:
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms and no-show bookings are subject to the tax
  • Erfurt’s municipal tax and revenue office is allowed to check the details submitted by the hotel guest

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