Are there any other gite owners in Department 35 who are as concerned and confused as me about the changes/increases to the 2019 tourist tax?
After a very lengthy email discussion with the tourist office responsible for implementing and collecting the tax in my area, it has been confirmed that the tax for gites has increased from a flat 0.50€ per night for an adult (under 18 are exempt) to 3% of the nightly charge capped at 2.30€ per person per night. Or if you prefer an increase of 460%
Added to service charge fees by sites like Airbnb and many others, the nightly charge will increase by 30%.
I don’t even know how this is sustainable, or arrived at. Apparently it is a central government directive, with the ability to implement locally within certain agreed parameters.
I can’t get my head around it at all.