Cladera has forecast an increase in the government’s revenue.


The regional government’s minister of finance, Catalina Cladera, has forecast that the government’s revenue will increase by 191 million euros in 2016. This estimation is based on tax rises for wealth, inheritance and gifts as well as the incorporation of two new taxes - the tourist tax and one on large retail outlets.

The government has included the tourist (or eco) tax in its budget forecast, even though it has yet to be decided when and how it will be implemented.

As for the tax on the retail showrooms and stores, there is similar vagueness. The minister suggests that it is certain to go ahead, but noises from the office of the presidency are hinting that there are complications.

The announcement was made after the cabinet had set its spending limit for 2016, that part of the budget which isn’t taken up by the payment of debt and interest.

The final budget has yet to be formalised, as the spending limit is a key stage prior to this being done.


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Mr & Mrs Adams / Hace over 5 years

We have for many years come to Mallorca for 5 or 6 weeks in winter (December to February), a time when businesses are quiet and many in fact close. In that time we spend considerable amounts of money in the local economy. In at least three visits others have come out to your island to join us for some of these times. We will certainly not continue to do that if a tourist tax such as has been written about in the UK papers is introduced. A tax of 170 euros to bring our business to your island would clearly instantly put us, and many others who we know that are like us, off coming


Michael / Hace over 5 years

These clowns in government will never learn you can't keep taxing people who have no money it is suicidal for the tourist industry Mallorca will suffer people will go elsewhere so shops hotels unemployment will all rise then they talk about taking in migrants who is going to pay for them you need to look after your own people and your tourist lifeline because if you don't you will be the only losers