Some summer terraces in Bratislava will be exempt from tax while others will not

Bratislava city council has decreased the tax to zero; the Old Town has only halved it.

Terraces are popular during the summer in Bratislava.Terraces are popular during the summer in Bratislava. (Source: TASR)

Whether restaurants, pubs and other gastronomic outlets in the centre of Bratislava will pay a tax for their summer terraces will depend on their location. While Bratislava city council will exempt gastronomic outlets with summer terraces on its land from the respective tax, the Old City borough will only reduce the tax by half for terraces in its area.

Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide!Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide! (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

“By waiving the tax, we want to help businesses on the territory of the city and also support tourism after the pandemic is over,” said Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo. “We are trying to respond to the relaxation of the anti-corona measures as fast as possible and provide outlets with effective help.”

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