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Nusa Dua a Cash Cow for Badung Tax Collectors

Baliís Nusa Dua Complex A Major Tax Revenue Generator in South Bali

(7/28/2013) Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) reveals that billions of rupiahs are paid in tax revenues by the starred hotels located within the Bali Tourism Development Corporation Complex (BTDC).

Ketut Gede Sudiarta, head of tax collection for the Badung regency, confirms that Rp. 20 – Rp 30 billion (US$2-3 million) is collected every month from hotels and restaurants within BTDC. In 2009, this translated to Rp. 667.11 billion (US$66.7 million), increasing to Rp. 969.34 billion (US$96.9 million) in 2011 and Rp. 1.22 trillion (US$122 million) in 2012.

The more than 3,000 rooms within Nusa Dua form part of a development commenced in the early 1970s to create a tourism enclave as part of Bali’s overall plans for tourism development.

The complex is also home to two large international convention centers.

A spokesman for BTDC, Purnama Damayanti, confirmed 20 star-rated hotels and villas with a total of 3,643 rooms, two convention centers, a medical center, an art museum, a theatre, shopping center and numerous restaurants. The BTDC is in the process of adding 1,080 rooms to be opened over the coming months.