Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance and Planning has announced a revised tax package for the island’s tourism industry. This follows negotiations between the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and representatives from both the Ministries of Finance and Planning and Tourism and Entertainment.
While the General Consumption Tax (GCT) rate for tourism will remain at 10 percent, all arriving visitors will be required to pay a US$20 fee to be included in the ticket cost, effective August 1, 2012. The agreement will also see the introduction of a new daily accommodation tax of US$1 for properties with less than 51 rooms, US$2 for hotels with 51-100 rooms, and US$4 for hotels with 101 rooms and above, effective September 1, 2012. Currently, unlike most destinations, hotels in Jamaica do not charge an accommodation tax.
June 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm | News & Updates | No comment