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Denpasar Tourism Tax Collection Increase

US$8.4 million in Hotel & Restaurant Taxes Collected in Denpasar During First Ten Months of 2009.

(12/1/2009) The Denpasar Tourism Office reports that tax targets from hotel and restaurant levies have surpassed targets for 2009. From a targeted Rp. 84 billion (US$8.4 million) divided between hotels (Rp. 62 billion) and restaurants (21 billion), Rp. 85 billion (US$8.5 million) has been collected through the end of October 2009.

The Head of the Tourism Office for Denpasar, Putu Budiasa, said that total hotel and restaurant taxes collected in October equaled Rp. 7 billion from hotels and Rp. 3 billion from restaurants. This compares with Rp. 6 billion and Rp. 1 billion collected from hotels and restaurants, respectively, in October 2008.

Also increasing in 2009 were taxes and fees collected from the issuance of principle permits and operating permits. Against a targeted 90 million, the Denpasar government has collected Rp. 140 million through the end of October 2009.

Fees for principle permits and operating licenses are derived from licenses for restaurants, home stays and recreation centers.