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


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

The rules governing the levy shall be gazetted on Friday, July 28, and the ministry mentioned that it will likely be charged on a three-tiered foundation.

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

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

Institutions will cost and gather this levy from the guests.

“The Levy is to not be integrated within the institutions’ costs. As a substitute, 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,” mentioned the Ministry.

In line 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 tax (TMT).