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LianeLeTendre
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Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1
      #1738590 - 07/14/17 11:50 AM (65.48.219.25)


Cruising tax increase set to begin August 1, 2017


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tradewinds
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738595 - 07/14/17 12:25 PM (99.82.249.196)

Nice job. Yet another way to slaughter the golden goose. Granted the fees haven't gone up in years, but that's a big jump.

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sail2wind
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: tradewinds]
      #1738599 - 07/14/17 12:47 PM (184.166.21.62)

does that mean for a party of 8 the tax bill will be about $800?

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bviboater
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738601 - 07/14/17 01:11 PM (12.69.50.210)

From 75 cents a day to 6 dollars a day, only about an 800 percent increase. BTW did anyone notice the article link on the same page to gun violence/gun holdups in the BVI

Quote:

According to police, three separate incidents reported within the last four days have involved the use of firearms.




Just where I want to be spending my money

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John


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Dirichlet
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: sail2wind]
      #1738602 - 07/14/17 01:14 PM (132.250.22.4)

Quote:

sail2wind said:
does that mean for a party of 8 the tax bill will be about $800?


Closer to $900 (8*7*16 = $896)
Time to start looking elsewhere for my next trip. It's sad, because I love the BVI. But, if a charter there is going to costs thousands more (imagine a 12 pax charter for 10-12 days) then I'll take my hard-earned $$ to another location.

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CGB
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: Dirichlet]
      #1738607 - 07/14/17 01:50 PM (70.49.187.94)

So... let me figure this....
$6 vs $2 ?
$4/day x 7 days = $28/wk is gonna make a difference?

The $16/day - seems to be for foreign (non-BVI based) charters...
Let's face it - that's fair game - they simply want to support their own


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LianeLeTendre
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: CGB]
      #1738612 - 07/14/17 03:02 PM (65.48.219.25)

A 10 night charter beginning August 1st for 10 people aboard a BVI based Lagoon 45 was (until today) invoiced as follows:

10 people x .75 cents x 10 days = $75.00

The same people are now being told that their cruising tax has increased to $6.00 per person per day.

10 people x $6.00 per person per day x 10 days = $600.00

That's a $575.00 or 800 percent increase ... with 2 weeks notice.

Can't wait to start sending out all the notifications to my clients ... particularly to the people I sold a charter to this morning, before I saw the article in the paper.

Thank God it's Friday.


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hallucination
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: LianeLeTendre]
      #1738614 - 07/14/17 03:27 PM (71.121.163.73)

So if I were to for a "partnership" with my owned boat, and signed up partners for 1 dollar each as co-owners.....

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sail2wind
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: hallucination]
      #1738627 - 07/14/17 06:25 PM (71.211.198.137)

Liane, how about bring a boat to BVI from CYOA, what kind of bill should someone expect. i know Twanger paid a small fortune last year without the increase

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polaris
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Re: Cruising Tax Increase is now official - August 1 [Re: sail2wind]
      #1738633 - 07/14/17 07:33 PM (71.244.231.169)

The way I read that is if you charter from a USVI company, for instance, and check in to BVI it is $16/person/day!!!

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