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Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

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Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

In an overnight move, the hotel tax was just raised from 16 to 19%.

The sucking sound you hear would be the vacuum from the Honduran mainland paying for their machinations. The resort community is actively trying for a reversal of that edict, but good luck on that one.

The current tax is calculated by the date of your visit, not the reservation you made 6 months ago.

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11. Re: Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

Are you responding to yourself? :)

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12. Re: Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

Faithie,

Read the last part of Northern's post, That is the reason I put it in Quotes.

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Agreed Kan but it wasn't my idea to make Roatan tax free kind of like the Caymans etc. Since my Spanish is non-existent I would never be able to find such legislation but find it odd that local papers just make up stuff and say the gov't has proposed it. All of this does give you an idea of how the government (before and after a coup d'etat/pronunciamiento) , local papers, Honduran/Bay Islands society works. All of this should be considered along with tons of other stuff before buying property/investing there. As Kan and others have said... 'you're not in Kansas anymore'.

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Northern,

You had fallen into the discover Roatan, Invest Roatan vortex. You have posted some things posted by Realtors and others but nothing official. Was there a Coup?? We cn talk about that in private messages, Has that had an effect?? Not much.Of course none of this plays a role in Tax Free as that Idea Started in the Administration BEFORE Mel Zelaya, Did not gain a lot under his control before his removal and is now all but gone with the Bay Islands Being led by Red Party and Honduras being led by Blue president . PLEASE, Do not suggest things you find on google relating to the past have any relevance today,

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Just a Side note, There really are no local papers when it comes to Roatan so one must wonder what articles are referred to when Local papers are mentioned

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The Voice and whatever we can get as "newspapers" online.

Don't worry Kan I know Roatan well enough to know that one can not expect things to be consistent or to follow in a logical manner on Roatan or Honduras like they do in other countries.

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18. Re: Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

Well - it was certainly a surprise to us... Our rent for 8 weeks (paid in cash - but the accountants are still looking at the books!) went up 3% with no warning and no recourse no improvement in service. Not a huge amount more, but since 16% was already pretty rough, 19% is even worse,

Our grocery bill at Plaza Mar is inexplicable. Apparently some food is not taxed, other food is taxed at 10% and still another was 15% . We did get beer and liquor, so that probably plays a role in all of this, too...

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19. Re: Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

I was thinkin the same thing???

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20. Re: Your trip to Bay Islands just got more expensive...

Sir Ids-you want to try adding US exchange on top of that!

Whining!