Alberto Jarabo.

09-09-2015T. Ayuga

The announcement by the regional government that the tourist tax planned for 2016 will also be levied on residents has led the leader of Podemos in the Balearics, Alberto Jarabo, to say that his party would not support a tax that limits the movement of residents through ports and airports.

While Jarabo was specifically referring to the possibility of the tax being collected at points of entry, he also appears to be rejecting the notion of a levy on residents in any event. Podemos has made it clear, he says, that those who pay the tax should be those who have an impact on the Balearic Islands, i.e. tourists. Taxpayers on the islands "subsidise" the influx of tourists by being the only ones who pay for costs of infrastructure, waste and security.

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Pollensa1946 / Hace over 6 years

"Taxpayers on the islands "subsidise" the influx of tourists by being the only ones who pay for costs of infrastructure, waste and security."

I'd like to see a breakdown of those numbers as I do seriously wonder how much infrastructure, waste and security there would be on Mallorca if there were no tourists. Perhaps we should stop coming and save you all that money in subsidy. LOL!

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Steve Riches / Hace over 6 years

The negative comments have already started in the British Press. Do the idiots in the Balearics who propose this tax mot understand that around 70% of the real income of the islands comes from tourism? Why kill the goose that lays your golden egg? Total stupidity!

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