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Aruba raises Sales Tax July 2018

  • Jun 1, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Aruba raises Sales Tax July 2018

Aruba’s parliament has passed a rise in sales tax. The existing 1.5% business turnover tax will rise to 3%. The country’s health tax will rise from 2% to 3%, taking the total turnover tax burden 6%.

There will be a new crisis levy of 2.5%.

The new rates will apply from 1 July 2018, and are designed to reduce the government’s stubborn 3.9% deficit and debt burdens.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.