People with severe disabilities who book a hotel in Rome will no longer have to pay the tourist tax: with the green light from the Capitoline Assembly it becomes official, how much already established last july With a resolution approved by the Council and by the Tourism, Rome Capital and Budget Commissions.
With the amendment to the residence tax regulation, both people with disabilities and their caregivers will not have to pay tax. In parallel, the other measure enshrined in the Council’s resolution has also been implemented, namely a flat rate contribution for housing facilities aimed at absorbing the cost of commissions related to the collection of the contribution. Contributions which, in any case, cannot exceed 1.5% in the aggregate of the amount collected and paid to Roma Capital.
Both measures are aimed at restarting and supporting the tourism sector, meeting requests from both municipalities – which have been repeatedly pressing to exempt caretakers – and those of trade associations. Furthermore, in the case of the contribution for transition with status, it aims to combat tax evasion, given that it will only be paid to companies that are up to date with the fulfillment of their tax obligations.
“The proposal approved today includes two measures that put Rome at the cutting edge of inclusiveness and strengthening administrative efficiency,” said Silvia Scozzi, Deputy Mayor and Councilor for the Budget of the Roma Capital. , The exemption from payment of contributions provided for people with severe disabilities is a gesture to make Rome more just, welcoming and supportive, a gesture made even stronger with the expansion of provision for carers. In addition, the support contribution for accommodation businesses that is related to the compensation of interbank commissions strengthens the action in favor of a strategic sector such as tourism for our city.
“This provision recovers and underlines the inclusive and welcoming business that Rome has always had, but which was deliberately neglected by the previous administration – the Councilors of Tourism, Major Events, Fashion and Sport of the Rome Capital, Alessandro Onorato added – The exemption from paying the tourist tax for people with severe disabilities is a matter of social sensitivity as well as an incentive for many families to visit our city. On the other hand, the collection of the tourist tax through POS With regard to the flat-rate contribution relating to , it is a matter of fairness, given that the operators and structures in the sector, in this case, merely act as ‘debt collectors’, who forward the entire amount to the Administration. I don’t find it fair that till now they had to bear the bank collection commission and for that we have resolved it with this resolution.”
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