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Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

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Fremont, California
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Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

Further to tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294197-i8161-k249…

Is the hotel VAT tax rate (or any room tax rate) fixed in all the hotels in Seoul, or that can be different in different hotels?

Thanks

london
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for Seoul, Rothenburg
posts: 8,380
reviews: 162
1. Re: Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

AFAIK it's 10 per cent everywhere in Korea.

Some hotels charge it separately from the room rate, some include it in their quoted room rate.

Fremont, California
posts: 110
2. Re: Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

Thanks ethelman2.

Is the rate fixed by the city?

The tax rate for Millennium Seoul Hilton hotel is

21 % per room per night

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I wonder whether this is a typo?

london
Destination Expert
for Seoul, Rothenburg
posts: 8,380
reviews: 162
3. Re: Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

I think it's 10 per cent service charge plus 10 per cent VAT, giving 21 per cent above the quoted room rate.

This is a fiddle to allow them to quote a low rate- most 5 star hotels do this.

Fremont, California
posts: 110
4. Re: Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

Thanks again, ethelman2.

5. Re: Seoul hotel VAT tax rate

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