Small and large accommodations inclusive of Air BnB’s told to register at the Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue Department

It is mandatory that all small and large accommodations inclusive of Air BnB’s operating in the state of Antigua and Barbuda are registered at the Inland Revenue Department.

In this regard, the Quality Assurance Unit within the Ministry of Tourism wishes to advise the public of new procedures to be followed for the renewal of all Covid-19 tourism accommodation certificates.

  1. Register with the Inland Revenue Department for ALL relevant taxes (CIT/UBT and ABST).
  2. Re-register in person at the Ministry of Tourism’s headquarters on Queen Elizabeth Highway and present the relevant Tax ID information. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of this process.

All new registrants must first register with the Inland Revenue Department for ALL relevant taxes (CIT/UBT and ABST) and then proceed to register with the Ministry of Tourism in person with all relevant property and tax ID information. Inspections will be scheduled subsequently.

Please call 468-4003/4061 for further information should the need arise.

Your cooperation with the issued guidelines is sincerely appreciated.

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  1. Tourists whom rent villas for their holidays are far more likely to visit the local restaurants than those staying in the all inclusive hotels.
    I am in favour of tax but The Antiguan government needs to be careful that it doesn’t shoot itself in the foot!
    The cost of implementing this and the bureaucracy of registering for ABST (needs to be a business) will be directly added to the rental costs!
    It equates to 30% higher costs for the visitors! (after the tax and admin costs)
    Antiguans will loose out!
    This will make Antigua uncompetitive with it’s nearest neighbours!
    By all means add ABST to rentals but make sure it is easy to register and administer! (It is not in it’s current form!)

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