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New BVI Tax... #128154
04/24/2017 07:51 AM
04/24/2017 07:51 AM
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Miami, FL
Michel_Benarrosh Offline OP
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Have you seen the new "Environment and Tourism" $10 arrival tax passed by the BVI Gov...?
Any comments?

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Re: New BVI Tax... [Re: Michel_Benarrosh] #128155
04/24/2017 08:11 AM
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Vero Beach, Fl and South Sound...
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Another tax against the tourist. BVI government thinks tourists don't care about the money they spend. They are dead wrong. For me as a villa owner, they just raised the villa rental tax from 7 to 10%, , VRBO/homeaway just added a "service" tax of about 6%, USVI added a $10 tax to leave USVI, BVI added departure tax of $20, There are many other taxes. fees, charges etc that have been added.
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Re: New BVI Tax... [Re: Michel_Benarrosh] #128156
04/24/2017 08:30 AM
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Previous thread <a href="ww.traveltalkonline.com/forums/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=1730441&an=0&page=1#Post1730441" target="_blank">here</a>

They apparently think that people will continue to pay and pay and pay, regardless of how much they increase taxes.


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Re: New BVI Tax... [Re: Carol_Hill] #128157
04/24/2017 07:14 PM
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All governments seem to feel entitled and behave that way.


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Re: New BVI Tax... [Re: tpcook] #128158
04/25/2017 07:42 AM
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tpcook said:
Another tax against the tourist... USVI added a $10 tax to leave USVI,...


I do agree that the governments in the Caribbean see tourists/visitors a major source of income for their pockets. The $10 from the USVI is a Port Authority "fee" to help pay for the various facilities they look after. But you are right, I don't really want to go to the BVI anymore because of the nickle and diming.


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