St Lucia

St Lucia cuts VAT to 12.5%

February 18th, 2017

The Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia this week announced a reduction in Value Added Tax from 15% to 12.5%. VAT was introduced to St Lucia in 2012 at 15%, a relatively high rate for the region.  Hotel and accommodation services are charged at 10%.


St Lucia

St Lucia raises VAT registration threshold

January 23rd, 2016

Saint Lucia has increased its Value Added Tax threshold from $180,000 to $140,000 from 12 January 2016. The aim of the measure it to take many hundreds of small companies out of the VAT administrative burden net. The voluntary VAT registration option, which enables the recovery of any input VAT suffered, will remain in place.


St Lucia

St Lucia VAT 2016 proposals

June 7th, 2015

The 2015/16 St Lucia budget was presented earlier this month. It included a range of VAT changes, including: A range of goods are to be made VAT exempt, including: the provision of services to the State without consideration or money or other conditions; and imports of replacement goods for faults. The VAT registration threshold is …


St Lucia

St Lucia raises VAT rate on tourism

March 15th, 2014

The VAT rate on tourism services and hotel accommodation in St Lucia is to rise on 1 April 2104 from 8% to 10%. The new rates in the Value Added Tax Act will affect: Tour firms providing guides and food and drinks to tourists Hotel rooms and related services The standard VAT rate in St …