Save 5 % City Tax in Dortmund when trav­el­ling for busi­ness reas­ons

City Tax Dortmund

Dortmund imposed an accom­mod­a­tion tax on 1 July 2015. Trav­el­ling for busi­ness reas­on is exempt.


  • Sev­en point five per­cent of the gross cost of accom­mod­a­tion
  • Excludes break­fast
  • Excludes oth­er ser­vices
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Get exemp­ted as fol­lows…


  • Dir­ect pay­ment of the invoice by the employ­er or
  • Com­pleted cer­ti­fic­a­tion: –> down­load Down­load Arbeit­ge­berbes­chein­i­gung Dortmund (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
  • Pre-reserved “con­tin­gency 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:

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.