The Balearic government is preparing its defence of the controversial tourist tax, which it will present to the Constitutional Court next week. Government spokesman Antoni Garcías said yesterday that the legal department has prepared a series of arguments to rebut the accusations that the tax - an average of one euro a day on tourists staying in hotels - was unconstitutional. The central government appealed to the Constitutional Court, which effectively stopped the Balearic government from introducing the tax. Madrid's main argument is that the tourist tax clashes with IVA or VAT and would mean double taxation.

Comments

The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');

mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.

Warning

Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.