Save 5 % City Tax in Berlin

City Tax Berlin

Berlin imposed an accommodation tax on 1 Januar 2014.


  • 5 % of the net cost of accommodation
    • excludes breakfast
    • excludes other services
  • No-show bookings, meaning reservations that have not been used but not been cancelled, are also subject to the tax because the customer had the option to stay


Get exempted as follows…

  • Invoice issued to the employer or
  • Direct payment of the invoice by the employer or
  • Booking made by the employer or
  • Completed employer certification –>download here
Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:
  • Complete the self-certification –>download here

Contact for further forms and questions

Your city tax exemption on business trips

City tax exemption is quite simple: the taxes are only due for privately arranged trips. As soon as you are traveling for business reasons, the hotel can refrain from calculating and forwarding the city tax to the municipality.

BUT: The hotels are instructed by the cities to take the tax from the room bill only if it is clearly proven that the stay is for business reasons.

Every city demands different documents, so you are exactly right here on this page. Here you will always find current information and templates that allow you to sleep tax-free in each city.

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