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Holiday tax

 

Tourist taxes – to keep Veysonnaz in the race!


The touristic region of Veysonnaz is spread over 3 districts: Veysonnaz, Nendaz and Sion (ex Salins)

There are 3 types of tourist taxes collected in these 3 regions ensued from the Cantonal Tourism Law in view to favour the development of a high-quality tourism trade.

  • The holiday tax concerns holiday property owners or people who do not live full time in Veysonnaz, Nendaz or Sion (ex Salins)
  • The tax for the promotion of tourism is collected from holiday property owners who rent out their accommodation and businesses carrying out tourism related activities in Veysonnaz and Nendaz.
  • The accommodation tax is collected from holiday property owners and other accommodation providers renting out their accommodation in the district of Sion (ex Salins).

 

Allocation of these taxes


The allocation of the holiday tax and the tax for the promotion of tourism remains unchanged.


The revenue for the holiday tax is used to :

  • run the tourist information desk
  • run the local entertainments program
  • create and run tourist, cultural and sporting infrastructures

 

To be more precise, the local authorities of Veysonnaz are funding various projects mentioned during previous annual and primary assemblies :

  • Urban remodelling of the route de Pra (enhance the street with meeting zones, central place, etc)
  • Renovating the multi-sports area (tennis courts and multi-sports arena, mini acro-branch adventure park, building of a snack bar, lighting, exploitation)
  •  Area for educational activities in Thyon (summer family entertainment, temporary play area, summer sledging, etc.)
  • Balade gourmande’ (tasting sessions along an innovative educational path based on the discovery of local products)
  • Development of leisure itineraries (mountain bikes, road bikes, flow trail, pump-track, hiking, snow-shoe hiking
  •  ...
 Who is subject to holiday taxes?

 

  • Everybody who does not live full time in the commune of  Veysonnaz as well as its touristic perimeter (which includes a part of Nendaz and Salins) is subject to holiday tax.
  • Those who accommodate guests subject to the tax are responsible for collecting the tax and paying it to Veysonnaz Tourisme.
  • Holiday property owners who collect holiday taxes from their tenants must send an account of overnight stays along with the payment to Veysonnaz Tourisme at the latest at the end of each winter and summer season.


COMMUNE of VEYSONNAZ

Holiday tax per overnight stay for professional accommodation providers

In Veysonnaz the new cantonal tourism law allows to collect the holiday tax from holiday property owners on an annual fee basis. This replaces the voluntary overnight stay declaration.

The holiday tax is still collected on an overnight stay basis for professional accommodation providers depending on the type of accommodation rented.

Type of accommodation

Amount per person per night

Hotels

CHF 3.00

Holiday accommodation, guest rooms, Airbnb and any other type of accommodation not mentioned below

CHF 4.00
Camp sites, camper-van CHF 2.00

Camps, group accommodation

CHF 2.00

Cabins and mountain shelters

CHF 2.00

 

Annual fee for holiday accommodation (not only rented on a commercial basis)


All holiday accomodation is subject to the holiday tax annual fee which replaces the previous daily and annual holiday tax fees.


The fee is calculated based on an average occupation fixed at 45 overnight stays and the amount of the holiday tax is fixed at CHF 4.-, so 45 x CHF 4.- = CHF 180.-. It is owed for each property according to the number of units the property can accommodate (UPM), as follows :

Accomodation of 1 room (studio)

equivalent to 2 UPM
(2 adults)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  360.-

Accomodation of 2 rooms

equivalent to 2.5 UPM
(2 adults, 1  child)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  450.-

Accomodation of 3 rooms

equivalent to 3 UPM
(2 adults, 2 children)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  540.-

Accomodation of 4 rooms

equivalent to 5 UPM
(4 adults, 2 children)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  900.-

Accomodation of 5 rooms

equivalent to 5.5 UPM
(4 adults, 3 children)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  990.-

Accomodation of 6 rooms and more

equivalent to 7.5 UPM
(6 adults, 3 children)

at CHF 180.- per UPM

CHF  1'350.-


Invoices are sent to the holiday property owner on a yearly basis.

The property owner, can, if he so wishes, invoice the holiday tax to his tenants, to a maximum of CHF 4.-/ night per adult and CHF 2.-/ night per child of 6-16 years. If the property owner uses the services of a rental agency, he must contact the agency to discuss this matter. 

COMMUNE of NENDAZ

The holiday tax is collected on an overnight stay basis by the commune of Nendaz, which is :

Chalet, holiday accommodation

Holiday tax per night per person

Adult

CHF 2.50/night

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 1.25/night

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt

 

Group accommodation

Holiday tax per night per person

Adult

CHF 1.60/night

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 0.80/night

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt


Holiday property owners who rent out their accommodation and collect the tax from their tenant must send an account of overnight stays to Veysonnaz Tourism at the latest at the end of each summer of winter season (see form) and will be invoiced on this basis.

 

Annual fee

Holiday property owners and long-term tenants can choose to pay a holiday tax annual fee based on 40 overnight stays, which is:

Chalet, holiday accommodation

Holiday tax annual fee

Adult

CHF 2.50 x 40 nights = CHF 100.-

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 1.25 x 40 nights = CHF 50.-

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt

 
Invoices are sent to the holiday property owner on a yearly basis.

 

COMMUNE of SION (Ex - SALINS)

The holiday tax is collected on an overnight stay basis by the commune of Sion (ex Salins), which is :

Chalet, holiday accommodation

Holiday tax per night per person

Adult

CHF 2.00/night

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 1.00/night

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt

 

Group accommodation

Holiday tax per night per person

Adult

CHF 1.10/night

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 0.55/night

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt

 
Holiday property owners who rent out their accommodation and collect the tax from their tenant must send an account of overnight stays to Veysonnaz Tourism at the latest at the end of each summer of winter season (see form) and will be invoiced on this basis.


Annual fee

Holiday property owners and long-term tenants can choose to pay a holiday tax annual fee based on 40 overnight stays, which is:

Chalet, holiday accommodation

Holiday tax annual fee

Adult

CHF 2.00 x 40 nights = CHF 80.-

Child (6-16 years old)

CHF 1.00 x 40 nights = CHF 40.-

Child of less than 6 years old

tax exempt


Invoices are sent to the holiday property owner on a yearly basis

 

Laws and regulation


Tourism law, Valais

Loi sur le tourisme - 09.02.1996


Ordonnance sur la loi sur le tourisme  - 10.12.2014


Regulation

Regulation - Tourist Tax  Veysonnaz
(French)

 

Overnight stays declaration form & statistics


Overnight stays declaration form for the commune of Nendaz

Overnight stays declaration form for the commune of Sion (ex-Salins)

Overnight stays declaration form for the commune of Veysonnaz (only for statistics purposes)

 

 

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