Information for visitors on Berlin’s hotel occupancy tax
Written confirmation from the employer
As of 1 January 2014, the federal state of Berlin will collect a hotel occupancy tax on all overnight stays in hotels in Berlin. A “hotel” includes any type of short-term, paid accommodation, and the tax is due whether or not the hotel guest actually spends the night in the room.
We already included the new tax in our rates at the right side.
If the guest is in Berlin on business, the occupancy tax is not charged.
Booking without the City Tax is possible here
In this case, the guest must give the hotel satisfactory proof that his or her stay is for business reasons. This proof must be provided at the latest by the time the guest leaves the hotel.
If the bill is made out to the guest’s employer or is paid directly by the employer, or if the reservation was made by the employer, no further proof is required.Written confirmation from the employer
, including the name and address of the employer and the duration of the stay, or written confirmation from the guest
(including the same information) can also serve as proof.
The forms are available here: