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St Lucia raises VAT rate on tourism

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  • 14 March 2014 | Richard Asquith

St Lucia raises VAT rate on tourism

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.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.