Bali abolishes entertainment tax
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22.01.2024 Indonesia Bali   25
Bali abolishes entertainment tax

Bali has postponed the introduction of an entertainment tax due to strong opposition from the country's tourism sector.


Initially, the government proposed increasing the entertainment tax from 15% to 40-75% on entertainment services such as discos, karaoke, nightclubs, bars, steam baths and spas, reports antaranews.com.


However, tourism officials said the policy would jeopardize tourism revenue on the island as they fear many foreign tourists will choose other destinations with more affordable prices, thestar.com.my reported.


The Indonesian Tourism Industry Council of Bali has since noted that several spa business owners have filed a judicial review of the tax with the Constitutional Court.


The government will delay the implementation of the entertainment tax until awaiting the results of the trial.

Source: travelnews.co.za

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