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‘Scrap tourist tax’ says Portugal’s hotel association

Published on 29/06/2017

The Portuguese Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism (APHORT), based in Oporto, says that the ‘tourist tax’ is a bad idea and is really a tax on consumption, and proposes instead that “councils should have a share in VAT receipts.”

The tourist ‘per night’ tax started 18 months ago in Lisbon and is due to start in Oporto on 1 January, 2018 but the hoteliers say this is “a municipal fee on overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments,” and hence unfair.


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