Jamaica's Ministry of Finance and Planning has made changes to the tourism sector's tax package for the 2012-2013 financial year.|
The changes came out of discussions between the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.
As of Aug. 1, 2012, the agreement will introduce a US$20 fee for each inbound international traveller.
Effective Sept. 1, 2012, an accommodation tax will be introduced for each occupied room of US$1 per night for properties with less than 51 rooms, US$2 for hotels with 51 to 100 rooms, and US$4 for hotels with 101 rooms and above.
Also effective Sept. 1, 2012, the current tax free expenses of commissions and transportation for the tourism sector will no longer be allowed.
However, the definition and treatment of these items will be subject to further discussions prior to implementation.