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Yikes - Aruba sin tax

Discussion in 'Caribbean Timesharing' started by mdurette, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. mdurette

    mdurette Sighting Expert & TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I get a chuckle from the article when it talks about your health...you the tourist's health, who would not use the government resources or if you do have insurance...how the government will tax you to make you feel better...I'm pretty sure that is based on some alcohol induced foggy glass theory. Let face it tourism is overwhelming the existing public resources in some of these island nations, such as transit, roads, police and they need a way to collect more taxes from the tourists...they should just call an orange and orange, doubt anyone would complain.
     
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    IMHO, the headline is very exaggerated: "Aruba Tourists Hit With A New Sin Tax Of Up To 333%." Reading the article, it turns out the tax increase on hard cider is 333%, going from 3% to 9.99%. All other alcohols are less and increase by a lower percentage. For example, hard alcohol goes from 3% to 4.32% (44% increase). Most people probably won't even notice the difference.
     
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    Or understand the difference. Generation Z should be dubbed the "Knowledge through Social Media/Headline Generation."
     
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