The Gemeente Assen wants to remove the ‘terrace tax’ from 2020’s tax burden
In Drenthe, a package of measures that hopes to soften the blow of the Coronavirus on the hospitality industry has already included the removal of the ‘terrace tax’ during the lockdowns earlier this year. The Mayor and Aldermen of the city now propose that the tax exemption be extended until the end of 2020, reports the Asser Courant.
The measure is a response to an appeal by the Koninklijke Horeca Nederland organisation, which says that the ongoing Coronavirus crisis is hitting catering businesses hard.
On March 15 of this year, the catering industry had to close, as part of the first lockdown. As of 1 June, the entrepreneurs were allowed to reopen the terraces, but from October 14, the catering industry had to close for a second time.