The State Duma adopted the bill on tourist tax in the second reading

Russian State Duma discussing tourism tax legislation (Image)

The State Duma in the second reading adopted a bill that provides for the introduction of a tourist tax instead of a resort fee.


Госдума приняла во II чтении законопроект о туристическом налоге


“In order to create equal conditions for both subjects and the business community, it was decided to stop the experiment and transform the resort fee into a tourist tax, which the regions themselves have the right to set, and it will be paid to municipal budgets,” TASS quotes Nadezhda Shkolkina, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy.

The tourist tax will be a local tax and municipalities will be able to independently determine the need for its introduction and the amount of rates. The tax will be paid to the budget at the location of the hotels.

It is expected that the tax rate will increase gradually – starting from 1% of the cost of living in 2025 and adding 1 percentage point per year until 2029 (from 2029 onwards – no more than 5%).

In the third reading, the State Duma may consider the bill on July 10.



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