Honduras: New Entry Tax for Tourists

Beginning April 1st, tourists arriving Islas de la Bahía by air will pay a $ 6 entrance tax.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The new tax, created under Law of the Free Tourist Zone of the Department of Islas de Bahia, ZOLITUR, will be charged by the airport concessionaire, InterAirports.

"The charges are set forth in Article 45 of the legislation, which was approved by Congress and published in the Official Newspaper on January 8th, 2007. The collection is called 'fees for environmental conservation and ZOLITUR security,” reported Laprensa.hn.

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Guatemala: Mobile Telephony Tax

July 2009

Analysis is underway to charge a specific tax on mobile telephony in 2010, either to all calls or just international ones.

A 0.1 Quetzal per minute tax (approximately $0.01), is one option being considered to increase fiscal revenues, within the National Emergency and Economic Recovery Program, know for its initials as PNERE.

Tax Revenue Increases 9.25% in Guatemala

December 2010

As of November tax revenues have increased $ 393 million over the same period in 2009.

In the first eleven months of the year tax collection totaled $ 4.247 million according to the Superintendence of Tax Administration.

"The tax which has generated more revenue to the Treasury in 2010 is the Income Tax (ISR) with $ 905 million" reports the article in Sigloxxi.com.

Tax Revenue Increases by 18% in Guatemala

May 2011

In the first quarter $1,925 million was raised , $295 million more than the $1,630 million for the same period in 2010.

According to information from the Superintendency of Tax Administration, in April alone the increase was 12% more than in April 2010.

"The increase in revenue is mostly seen in earnings in the Income Tax (ISR), which grew by 38 percent", explained an article in Elperiodico.com.gt

Guatemala: Increased Tax Collection

January 2011

During 2010 tax collections reached $ 4.344 million, 9.3% higher than 2010.

Rudy Villeda, superintendent stated that tax burden to GDP last year was 10.5%.

"That percentage was higher only by 0.1 percentage points to 10.4% in 2009, which was the lowest rate in the last decade," reported an article in ACAN – EFE and published in Prensa.com.

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