IT WOULDN’T BE GERMANY WITHOUT THE RULES!
Since 1st January 2014, the City of Berlin levies an accommodation tax of 5% of the net value of overnight stays, which accommodation providers pay directly to the tax authority. Business stays are excluded from this tax.
If a guest doesn’t provide proof of the business nature of their stay before they leave, the accommodation provider is required to pay this tax. Guests can claim the amount of the accommodation tax back from the tax authorities for up to four months after the end of their stay. If a guest provides incorrect information regarding the business nature of their stay, they are liable for the amount of the tax.
Business guests can redeem their tax exemption by asking their employer to provide confirmation to the hotel.
Here you can download an employer confirmation