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Barbados VAT changes

  • May 9, 2019 | Richard Asquith

The Barbados 2019 national budget includes a range of VAT changes:

  • E-commerce goods and services provided by non-resident sellers will become liable to VAT. This includes hotel and car rental services. This measure came into effect on 1 May 2019.
  • The VAT rate on hotel and other accommodation services will rise to 10% from 7.5%. This will come into effect from 1 January 2020.

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: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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