Restaurants warned to display IGIC tax on their menu
More restaurants in the Canary Islands are facing stiff fines for not displaying IGIC, the Spanish equivalent of VAT, on their menu prices.
The organisation Facua-Consumidores en Acción has denounced three further restaurants, one in Gran Canaria and two in Lanzarote, for not including the General Canarian Indirect Tax, which has motivated the Bureau of Sanctions of the General Directorate of Management and Tourism Promotion of the Government of the Canary Islands (dependent on the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports) to open a sanctioning file to these establishments.
The three are added to two establishments already de-nounced in March for which proceedings are pending.
Facua says Decree 90/2010 regulates that “all the prices that appear in the menu and price lists must include the IGIC “ besides being” visible “the expression ‘IGIC in-cluded’”.
It also mentions what is included in the Statute of Consumers and Users of the Canary Islands, which reflects that “all products must offer information about the total price that they are obliged to satisfy for their acquisition, including all cargo, tax or encumbrance.”
For its part, the General Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users includes, in Article 60, the obligation to include “the total price, including all taxes and fees”.
Non-compliance could lead to warnings or fines of “up to 3,000 euros”.