City Tax Muenster (Westf.)

Muenster imposed an accommodation tax on 1 July 2016. Travelling for business reasons is exempt.

Exemption options

Following documents have to be completed for each stay in Muenster that is strictly necessary for business reasons, and for each guest:

  • (Fully) completed self-certification: --> download here.
    You must ALSO submit the following documentation:

  • Informal employer certification with at least the following data:
    • Name and date of birth of the traveller
    • Date of stay (arrival and departure)
    • Confirming that the stay “is strictly necessary for business reasons” (the statement should include the exact phrase “strictly necessary for business reasons”!)
    • An employer certification has to be completed for each employee and for every stay.

  • If the booking is made by the employer and the final invoice for the stay is issued to the employer no further certification is needed
Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:
  • Complete the self-certification and include the business reason for travelling or your tax-id-number
    --> download here.
    • All the details on the form must be completed. If you do not want to provide this information to the hotel for data protection reasons, then you must pay the tax.

Services subject to the tax

  • 4.5 percent of the gross cost of accommodation
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms, no-show bookings, children, pets and students are subject to the tax
  • A separate certification must be provided for each guest; group certifications (including employer certifications) are not accepted

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