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Govt Tax

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Govt Tax

I recently read a review (not here) of a resort in Langkawi and it said that currently the Govt. wasnt attaching tax to the resort's bill to attract tourists & promote the island. Does anyone know if this is true and for how long they plan to do this??

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11. Re: Govt Tax

There's something I don't get with this discussion

... if government taxi isn't imposed on hotel rooms in Langkawi... then why when I look at the hotel booking sites are most of the prices stated as exclusive of 10% government tax and 5% service charge?

There were a couple of hotels I just checked that only had a 10% service charge. But the vast majority were ++ (10% govt tax + 5% service charge).

The few times I have been to Langkawi I have paid 15% taxes On our hotel rooms.

What's going on here?

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12. Re: Govt Tax

I must admit, Im somewhat confused too!

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I have copies of the various menu's available from The Andaman.

They all say 10% service charge. Nothing is mentioned about a government tax.

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Ive just checked my quoted menu from the 4Seasons. They also say 10% service tax. So you're quite right. No Govt. tax quoted..

Oh well... bring on that room service!

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Glad we managed to get that one sorted out between us all.

No worries now !

Have a wonderful time.

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Sorry folks, but I’m still not convinced. Many (most) hotels on Langkawi seem to be charging government tax. But you seem to be safe at the Four Seasons Burracooka!

I’ve just quickly checked on the net some hotels on Langkawi… here are the results

Tanjung Rhu 10% service charge

Datai 10% service charge

Andaman 10% service charge

Four Seasons 10% service charge

Mutiara Barau Bay - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Pelangi - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Sheraton Perdana - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Aseania - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

City Bayview - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Bon Ton - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Casa Del Mar - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

Frangipani - 5% government tax & 10% service charge

What is going on here?

Yesterday I checked my Visa bill from a stay last year on Langkawi and it was ++

Have I been taken for a ride… are these hotels charging govt tax doing so illegally?

I am more confused now than ever.

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O h dear. what did I start?? And im not even going until April 2007 - by then the Govt will probably have scrapped the whole thing anyway!

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I doubt if Langkawi will lose its duty free status. It attracts to many Malaysians let alone foriegn tourists !

They even come here to get tax free chocolate !

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