Save 5 % City Tax when staying in Kleve for business reasons

City Tax Kleve

Kleve imposed an accommodation tax on 1 January 2016. Travelling for business reasons is exempt.

  • Five percent of the gross cost of accommodation
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms are subject to the tax
  • No-show bookings, meaning reservations that have not been cancelled, are also subject to the tax because the customer had the option to stay
  • A separate certification must be provided for each guest; group certifications are not accepted
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Get exempted as follows…

A separate certification has to be completed for each stay in Kleve that is strictly necessary for business reasons, and for each guest:



  • In Kleve you must provide appropriate documentation as an “attachement” to the certification:
    • Employer certification on official form –> Download Arbeitgeberbestätigung Kleve or
    • Informal employer certification confirming that the stay “is strictly necessary for business reasons” (the statement should include the exact phrase “strictly necessary for business reasons”!) or
    • A copy of an accreditation document for a congress, seminar, trade fair etc., or
    • Booking made by the employer or
    • Payment by the employer

Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:

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

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.