Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Voluntary Tax?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Voluntary Tax?

Governor Planning to Repitch US$10 Heritage Tax as a ‘Donation'


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Heritage Tax, Heritage Contribution, Made Mangku Pastika, health insurance, death insurance
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/28/2013)

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika says his plans to introduce a US$10 heritage tax on every foreign visitor starting in 2014 is being delayed by
legal complications.

Governor Pastika quoted by the State News Agency Antara said, “There’s a legal problem there, so the (the heritage tax) cannot be put into effect.”

The governor’s comments were made at the end of the December monthly town hall meeting held on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Pastika said a legal conflict exists, as the current framework of the law does not allow the province to impose additional taxes.

“A tax is not allowed. But if it is termed a donation that would be voluntary and the amount requested (for donation) is not stipulated,” explained Pastika.

Because of the limitations on new taxes, the governor’s office is undertaking corrections in the proposed “heritage contribution” so it does not create legal complications.

The intention of the governor is to use the amount donated to protect cultural objects and also provide insurance coverage for tourist visitors who fall sick, have an accident or die while on a Bali holiday.

“This means that not all the money collected will go to the government, while another portion goes to people who have accidents, are sick or die. When tourists dies we now have problems returning the remains,” the governor explained.

The governor admitted that most tourists have insurance, but that coverage sometimes does not extend beyond the borders of their home country. When illness and accidents take place the money collected from the proposed donations would be use to assist international visitors.

Governor Pastika defended his idea of a heritage donation, saying such schemes are already in operation in other countries.

The governor said it was not possible to secure a portion of the US$25 visa-on-arrival fee charged most foreign visitors because that would require a change in the current law.

Related Articles

When Tourists are Viewed as Commodities

It's a Mad, Mad World


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
The End is Near
Chan and Sukumaran, Together with 7 Other Slated for Execution in Central During Last Week of April
(4/26/2015)
The Balinese Body Electric
7th International Body Music Festival (IBMF) in Bali, Indonesia July 3-12, 2015
(4/27/2015)
Jakarta Abandons a Lost Cause?
Tanah Ampo Cruise Terminal Now Under Regency Control
(4/26/2015)
Keeping Rabies on the Run
Bali to Vaccinate 400,000 dogs in 2015 at a Cost of US$692,000
(4/26/2015)
Balinese Voices: The Development of Tourism
Editorial: Bali Tourism Development Must be Evaluated
(4/26/2015)
Northern Light and Power in Bali
Celukan Power Plant to Commence Operations by August/September 2015
(4/26/2015)
Holiday Sadly Interrupted
Australian Dies of Apparent Heart Attack at Legian Hotel
(4/26/2015)
Laid Back Dining Comes to Seminyak
Mozaic Brasserie – Something Very New Under Seminyak’s Setting Sun
(4/27/2015)
Surging Numbers But Still Hungry for More Arrivals
Bali By the Numbers: Q1 2015 Arrivals up 14.04%. Bali on Track to Achieve 4.3 million Tourist Arrivals in 2015
(4/27/2015)
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Bali Safari and Marine Park: Speaking Up for Mother Earth
(4/26/2015)
Happy Landings and Takeoffs
Bali’s Airport Cited Among the World’s Best
(4/26/2015)
A Three-Penny Opera
Young U.S. Couple Convicted of Murder in Bali Receive Prison Sentences of 10 and 18 Years
(4/26/2015)
All [News]!