Dominica cuts hotel VAT rates
Dominica is to reduce its VAT rate on hotel accommodation from 15% to 10%.
The measure was announced in its 2014/2015 budget as part of a package of tax cuts to help attract foreign investment. Other changes included a cut in its corporate income tax rate from 30% to 25% by 2017.
The drop in the tourist hotel VAT rate mirrors similar changes around the world. Greece recently decreased its tourist VAT rates from 23% to 13%. Although other countries are eliminating such subsidies for the tourism industry due to mounting deficits, including a French hotel VAT rate rise this year.