-Hasidic pilgrims will now pay taxes for the visit to Uman

It is expected that revenues will grow by Uman 10 million per year. The money will be spent on the development of education, medicine, culture and tourism in the city.

Паломники-хасиди тепер платитимуть податки за візит до Умані

Uman city Council approved rate tourist tax in the amount of 0.5% for Ukrainian tourists and 5% for foreign, including Hasidic pilgrims. This was announced by MP Anton Yatsenko in Facebook, the author of the proposals for establishing new rates of tursbor, informs Rus.Media.

“According to the decision of the session of Uman city Council of December 21, 2018, the size of the rate tourist tax for pilgrims Hasidim and other foreign tourists will be 5%, and Ukrainian – 0.5% of the minimum wage per month (20,87 208,65 UAH and UAH, respectively – ed.),” wrote Yatsenko.

According to him, these changes will allow to increase receipts in the city budget 10 million UAH per year.

“These funds will be used for the development of education, medicine, culture, tourism and so forth,” he added.

According to the state border service, annually for the celebration of the Jewish New year, Rosh Hashanah arrives in Ukraine tens of thousands of Hasidic pilgrims who visit the city of Uman, Cherkasy region.

So, in September 2018 for the celebration of the Jewish New year – Rosh Hashanah – came almost 28 thousand pilgrims Hasidim.

The Verkhovna Rada in 2019 changed the base of calculation of tursbor and ordered to pay it to tourists staying in the private sector. This is evidenced by the law on amendments to the Tax code and other legislative acts on the revision of some tax rates (resource bill No. 9260 of “budget package”).

In addition, the act changes the rate of tursbor in 2019. In particular, for domestic tourists it rates should not exceed 0.5% of the minimum wage per day that from 1 January 2019 will amount to UAH 20,87. For inbound tourism up to 5% (208,65 UAH). Final the rates set by local councils, although they will not depend on the cost of accommodation or the hotel category.