From now on, citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons temporarily residing in Kiev, will have to pay tourist tax.
Kiev tourist tax imposed
Kiev city council introduced a tourist tax of 1% of the cost of the stay in hotels, campgrounds, motels, hostels and other hotel and spa facilities of the capital.
This is spelled out in the appendix to the decision of city council № 573/5385 “On the budget of the city of Kiev in 2011″ dated December 30, 2010.
According to the document, tourist tax are also entitled to charge private and intermediary organizations, and businesses, city council authorized and concluded with the relevant treaties.
The cost of collection does not include travel expenses for food and consumer services, telephone bills, registration of foreign passports, visas, compulsory insurance, transfers, etc.
Payers of the fee are Ukrainian citizens, foreigners and stateless persons in the territory of Kiev and using the services of temporary accommodation.
Tax Code of Ukraine provides for recovery of the tourist fee according to the decisions of local councils in the amount of 0.5% to 1% of the cost of living.