For those travelling to Croatia in the near (or distant) future, it's useful to know before you travel that you will be subject to a tourist tax, known as the Sojourn Tax. This is a tax imposed on all visitors to the country since 2007 and paid to the tourist board to maintain a high standard of service. The amount levied ranges from 2kn to 7kn (20p-70p) per day, depending on where you are staying and which season you arrive in.
Each town falls into one of four categories (A, B, C, D), which then splits the year into four basic seasons (high, early, late and low). It is worth noting that seasons do vary depending on which town you are in, but the table below gives a rough guide as to how much you can expect to pay.
High - 7kn Early - 5.50kn Late - 5.50kn Low - 4.50kn
High - 6kn Early - 4.50kn Late - 4.50kn Low - 3.50kn
High - 5kn Early - 3.50kn Late - 3.50kn Low - 2.50kn
High - 4kn Early - 2.50kn Late - 2.50kn Low - 2kn
Anyone over the age of 18 can expect to pay the full amount listed in the table, whilst those aged 12-18 pay half the amount and under-12s are exempt.
If you are staying in a hotel, hostel or campsite, the tax will usually be dealt with by your hosts, but do check with them if you are unsure. Those staying in a private residence must report to the police within 24 hours of their arrival to pay the tax. If you are found not to have paid, you will be subject to extremely heavy fines and possible eviction from your residence, so make sure you have proof of payment. For such a small amount, it is not worth the risk of ruining your trip by having to deal with the repercussions.
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