Save 6 % City Tax in Dresden when travelling an business purpose

City Tax Dresden

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


  • 6 % on the gross room rate
  • Children, the severely disabled (80%+) and their companions (“B”) are exempt from the tax



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Get exempted as follows…


  • Completed official template: download Download Arbeitgeberbestätigung Dresden or
  • Informal employer certification including AT LEAST the following information:
    • Name and address of the employer
    • Name and date of birth of the guest
    • 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:

  • Complete the self-certification –> download Download Eigenbestätigung Dresden
    • No further documentation is required. The municipal authorities reserve the right to check the details provided.


  • The certification can be valid for more than one stay but in this case must contain all arrivals and departures in detail
  • Joint confirmations are allowed (naming every single guest including date of birth)


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.