Seychelles’ Tourism Environmental Levy To not Be Included in Marketed Room Costs however Added On Invoices

The Seychelles tourism environmental sustainability levy will into power on August 1 as per the construction introduced by the Ministry of Finance, Nationwide Planning and Commerce in July, the Ministry stated on Thursday.

The laws governing the levy might be gazetted on Friday, July 28, and the ministry stated that it is going to be charged on a three-tiered foundation.

“Small tourism lodging of 1-24 rooms might be required to cost guests SCR25 ($2) per particular person per night time, medium tourism lodging of 25-50 rooms – SCR75 ($6) per particular person per night time, and huge tourism lodging of 51 rooms and above, yachts and island resorts – SCR 100($8) per particular person per night time,” it added.

Island resorts relate to institutions primarily based on any island aside from Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, the three most populated islands and Cerf Island as outlined within the Tourism Improvement Act 2019.

Institutions will cost and acquire this levy from the guests.

“The Levy is to not be included within the institutions’ costs. As an alternative, they’re required to incorporate it on the customer’s bill because the Tourism Environmental Sustainability Levy. The institutions will then be required to remit these funds to Seychelles Income Fee (SRC) on a month-to-month foundation,” stated the Ministry.

In keeping with the press launch, the levy quantity shall not be thought of as a part of the turnover of a enterprise for the aim of figuring out enterprise tax, value-added tax (VAT), lodging turnover tax, or tourism advertising and marketing tax (TMT).