Minister Cappelli: The sojourn tax is not a tax, nor a parafiscal levy

first_imgAfter the entire tourist industry, from the hosts in the family accommodation and hoteliers, loudly rebelled against raising the sojourn tax, the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Tourist Board also reacted.MINT and CNTB: Tourist tax funds important revenue of the CNTB for the promotion of CroatiaThe funds collected by the sojourn tax are an important income of the Croatian Tourist Board aimed, among other things, at financing promotional activities, and the proposal of new changes in the sojourn tax is being worked on by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, as a result of coordination and agreement with all stakeholders. changing market challenges with the main goal – strengthening the competitive position of our country on the world tourist map, point out the MINT.The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli, points out that the sojourn tax is not a tax or parafiscal levy and the funds are not transferred to the state treasury, but to revenues that are returned directly to destinations through redistribution, cities, counties, CNTB and the Red Cross. “The sojourn tax is stated on a separate invoice and can in no way be part of the price of our accommodation offer. The amounts have not changed since 2005, when it was calculated at the level of 35 days of occupancy and the average price of 100 kuna in private accommodation. When you look at how many millions of people have searched our country these days thanks to the strong promotion for the historic success of our footballers at the World Cup, it is invaluable. I am sure that all our dear guests would be happy to contribute to the beauty, infrastructure, offer and promotion of destinations in the Republic of Croatia that they have chosen as their vacation spot.”, commented the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia and the President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli. Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić points out that the funds collected by the sojourn tax significantly improve the functioning of the entire system and enable the implementation of key legal tasks such as promotion, development of tourist offer, encouraging events in the destination and strengthening competencies and professionalization of employees. “We know that the sojourn tax is the most significant income of the tourist board system, and it is the amount paid by the guest and which, for example, through the model of joint advertising, event support, offer improvement and more is largely returned to the system. The competition does not stand still. More money from the sojourn tax means more money to promote the country. This would really help us to continue to follow in the promotional and marketing sense, but also to impose trends in order to strengthen the recognition of Croatia as a tourist destination on the international market.”, concluded the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić.NEW REGULATION ON THE AMOUNT OF RESIDENCE TAXThe new Decree on the amount of sojourn tax, which should enter into force on January 1, 2019, determines the amount of sojourn tax paid by persons who spend the night in a catering facility from the group Camps, the lump sum of sojourn tax paid by citizens providing catering services in household and peasant household, the amount of the lump sum of the sojourn tax paid by the owner of the holiday home or apartment for himself and members of the immediate family (“weekenders”) and the lump sum of the sojourn tax paid by the owners or users of the vessel for themselves and for all persons vessel (sailors). The decree proposes to increase the amount of the sojourn tax for persons who use the overnight service in accommodation facilities where the sojourn tax is paid per night (except campsites) by 25% more compared to 2018. Therefore, the amount of this tax in a tourist place of class A in the main summer part of the season in hotels and similar accommodation would increase from 8 to 10 kuna. The regulation also proposes to increase the amount of the sojourn tax for persons providing catering services for accommodation in the household and on the family farm by 15% – it has not changed since 2005.These changes will apply only to A class and apply only in the heart of the tourist year, point out the MINT, adding that the amount of sojourn tax is not determined by location but by seasonal periods and the class of the tourist place. The amount of the sojourn tax does not change, ie it remains at the same level as in 2018 for people who spend the night in a catering facility from the group Camps (types of camps and camping rest areas), and for the owner of a holiday home and apartment and members of his immediate family who pay the sojourn tax in an annual lump sum. For household camps, the amount of the sojourn tax prescribed for private renters applies.RELATED NEWS:CROATIAN TOURIST INDUSTRY AGAINST RAISING RESIDENCE TAX BEFORE RESTRUCTURING THE TOURIST BOARD SYSTEMANNOUNCEMENT OF INCREASE IN RESIDENCE TAX AND TAX CAUSED AN AVAILABLE OF DISSATISFACTIONlast_img read more

Brianna Butler’s 5 3-pointers pace Syracuse in a 26-point win over Wake Forest

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Brianna Butler singlehandedly nullified Jen Hoover’s entire game plan before the first quarter was even over. Wake Forest’s head coach told her team to take away the 3-pointer. It didn’t. And Syracuse’s sharpshooter made them pay.“They’re one of the best in the country at it, she’s one of the best in the country,” Hoover said. “I thought they got some wide-open looks and they’re going to knock those down.”With Butler’s first deep ball, a corner 3 just 39 seconds into the game, she had amassed 300 makes from beyond the arc in her career.The senior added three more before the end of the quarter and gave Syracuse an early double-digit lead that never dropped below 12 the rest of the way. All five of Butler’s field goals came from behind the arc and her 19 points paced an attack from deep that tied a program record with 15 3s in SU’s (14-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) 91-65 win over Wake Forest (9-9, 0-5) at LJVM Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.“I think our point guards and my teammates just did a really good job of finding me,” Butler said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a minute and a half left in the first quarter, Wake Forest’s Amber Campbell scored in the lane to cut the deficit to single digits. But on the other end of the court, Butler came around a hard screen and sunk a 3 before tripping backward over the fallen defender that tried to guard her.And with only 26 seconds left in the quarter, Butler received a pass from Cornelia Fondren near NBA 3-point range. She pulled the trigger and hit again, giving her 12 points in just seven and a half minutes on the floor.In a similar start to Trevor Cooney’s yesterday, and on the same hoop in LJVM Coliseum, Butler’s four early 3s did the same for the women as Cooney did for the men. A team known as trigger-happy behind the arc relying on its sharpshooter to stretch a score that never got close.“Butler shot the ball tremendous,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said.After Butler’s scorching start, it opened up the lane for Syracuse to utilize the pick and roll in the middle of the floor. It created space for Alexis Peterson and Fondren to attack, who combined for eight field goals inside the arc.The guard tandem constantly pushed the pace as Hillsman emphasized establishing tempo, once screaming “pace, pace, pace” from his spot on the sideline.“Anytime you can make shots it really draws some attention out to the wings,” Hillsman said. “A lot of times pressure isn’t about getting that steal all the time, it’s about speeding the game up and getting the game going to your pace.”With Wake Forest clawing closer late in the fourth and Peterson scrapping in the lane, chippy play and questioned calls raised the tension on an otherwise mundane afternoon. But in that final stretch, Butler grabbed an offensive rebound, one of a team-high nine boards, and reset the offense to slow the pace this time.Then she reached over her head to steal a pass during Syracuse’s suffocating full-court press. She was fouled, calmly hit both foul shots and put her last stamp on a game she controlled.“We work on it in practice, moving without the ball and having proper spacing,” Butler said, “and we were able to execute that today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Button registration for the Medallion Hunt starts tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Button registration for the 2016 Medallion Hunt begins today in front of the Memorial Auditorium tonight at 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Button registration officials will be back Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the same time frame. For details of the 2016 Medallion Hunt can be found here. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 216 weeks ago Can you buy buttons during the registration times? Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more