Rostock (dpa/mv) - The announced tourism law in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania must not bring any further burdens for small and medium-sized craft businesses, according to a requirement of the East Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Chamber of Crafts. Association President Axel Hochschild warned on Sunday of an imminent tourism tax for companies. Such a levy would be like another hidden "tax" and therefore "completely unacceptable".
From Hochschild's point of view, a tourism tax would mean a second tax at the municipal level for local companies in addition to the trade tax. Due to the additional financial burden to be expected, the profit for investments would decrease, especially with regard to the energy conversion of the companies, warned the head of the association. "Even now, the handicraft companies in the regions with the highest proportion of municipal taxes - such as the trade and property tax, which flow into the budgets of the municipalities."