The Government of The Bahamas is continuing with massive major capital projects in support of its tourism sector at a time when the impact of the global recession has shrunken the nation’s tax revenue base. In order to continue and complete these projects it became necessary to introduce increases in taxes across the board, inclusive of the tourism sector.
In this regard the following increases in the tourism sector will be introduced effective July 1:
1.The Government Hotel Tax will increase from 6% to 10% and will be applicable to ALL licensed hotels in The Bahamas.
2.The Bahamas Departure Tax affecting air travelers will increase from $15 to $20. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.