What is happening with French City/Tourist Tax collection?
What is booking.com doing with French tourist tax collection?
I see they now flag the guest will pay the room price + city tax, which is fine.
In November it was called an "extra charge" and included in the Total Price = Room price + extras, and they paid me Total Tax minus commission. So I can pay the city tax locally as usual. In December it was called "city tax" and sometimes the guest was charged the "room price" and sometimes the "total price", as I'm told by the website! But the tourist tax was missing from the payment to me.
Now I'm told by the help desk that its the law from 1/1/2020 that booking.com pays my city tax for me. As they have no information on how to do this from me, and have provided me with no evidence that they have done so, I can't see that working smoothly. But in any case they are now witholding it from me from December. My worry is that I still have to pay the city tax locally and booking.com charges for it but does not pass it on.
Has anyone worked this out? Or has anyone had booking.com pay their local city tax for them?