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BIR Reminds Taxpayers of Hotel Room Tax Increase

All hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers are reminded that the hotel room tax has increased from 8 percent to 10 percent effective Jan. 1. The hotel room tax is 10 percent of the gross room rental and will apply to every guest that resides in the hotel, time share, inn, or any other sleeping accommodations for a period of less than 90 days, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue.
“The 10 percent hotel room tax should be separately stated on the invoice to avoid any appearance of collecting more tax than is allowed by law. It is imperative that this particular tax not be lumped with any other hotel charges. Taxpayers should be able to easily identify the tax charges on their bill,” Claudette Watson-Anderson, director of BIR, said.
Hotel room tax returns are due on the 30th day after the end of each month. Questions concerning the tax should be directed to the Office of Chief Counsel at 715-1040, ext 2249.

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All hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers are reminded that the hotel room tax has increased from 8 percent to 10 percent effective Jan. 1. The hotel room tax is 10 percent of the gross room rental and will apply to every guest that resides in the hotel, time share, inn, or any other sleeping accommodations for a period of less than 90 days, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue.
“The 10 percent hotel room tax should be separately stated on the invoice to avoid any appearance of collecting more tax than is allowed by law. It is imperative that this particular tax not be lumped with any other hotel charges. Taxpayers should be able to easily identify the tax charges on their bill,” Claudette Watson-Anderson, director of BIR, said.
Hotel room tax returns are due on the 30th day after the end of each month. Questions concerning the tax should be directed to the Office of Chief Counsel at 715-1040, ext 2249.