Tourist tax, what is it ?Tourist tax is a levy. Anyone who travels away from home for more than 24 hours, and stays in "commercial" accommodation is subject to the tourist tax. It applies to anyone not domiciled in the village, who doesn't have a residence permit which would make them liable for residence tax.
WHO COLLECTS IT?Accommodation owners collect the tourist tax: hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, holiday camps, owners of seasonal rented accommodation, ports, etc.
The total tourist tax should be clearly stated in their prices. The amount depends on the type of accommodation and its classification.
The amount is set each year following the decision of the Syndicat Intercommunal à Vocation Unique des communes de l'Ouest Var, the organisation responsible for collecting the tourist tax which is associated with the West Var Tourist Office.
At Six Fours, La Seyne and Ollioules, the tourist tax is applicable throughout the year, per day per person over the age of 18.
HOW?Every quarter, the person in charge of the establishment or his financial department pays the tourist tax to the Agglomeration community by cheque, transfer or online payment.
HOW IS IT USED?
The proceeds of the tourist tax are transferred to the Provence Méditerranée Tourism intermunicipal tourist office and allocated in particular to expenditure intended to encourage tourist frequentation of the communes. (Publication of tourist guides and city maps, updating of the website, participation in tourism fairs...).