CAFES and bars across the Costa del Sol are fighting a tax on awnings and windbreaks.
The tax, which has received initial approval from the Partido Popular, will cost businesses €154 a year for each awning.
The Torremolinos Development Association has filed a host of complaints with the town hall, claiming the tax is unfair, excessive and illegal.
The group claims some popular establishments could face annual bills in excess of €1,000.
The tax will not be limited to newly installed awnings but levied on all existing ones.
Businesses, however, have already paid a tax to the town hall to install the awnings.
This double taxation and lack of justification for the tax have led the group to claim it is illegal.
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