St Lucia raises VAT rate on tourism

Sat 15th Mar 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 Lucia is 15% since 2012, when it replaced a 40% consumption tax.