Today, on July 24, the Federation Council of the Russian Federation approved the law on visitor’s tax. This was reported by RIA Crimea.
The agency informs that the visitor’s tax will be implemented in the occupied Crimea, as well as in Altai, Krasnodar and Stavropol Krai.
The Russian senators think that because of the visitor’s tax, the Crimea would manage to set up the fund for the development of the resort infrastructure, the budget of which could go only for the financing of works on projecting, construction, reconstruction, maintaining, development and repair of objects of the said infrastructure.
«The law provides for the terms of conducting the experiment — till December 31, 2022. The laws of the subjects of the Russian Federation on introduction of a visitor’s tax should be adopted no later than December 1, 2017, while the collection of the visitor’s tax should be started no earlier than May 1, 2018», — RIA Crimea reports.
Important to note, in 2018 the rate of the holiday season should not exceed RUR 50 per day, and then rise to RUR 100 per day. All adult tourists (except for preferential categories) who spend more than one day there will be required to pay for living in the occupied peninsula.