Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association request that the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy be reviewed

Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association request that the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy be reviewed

By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Monday 06/05/2019
Dixon Seeto

Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President, Dixon Seeto says they have made submission for the 2019/2020 National Budget, where they are requesting the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy be reviewed.

While speaking to FijiVillage, Seeto says that while the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy is subjected to the Tourism Industry they feel that all other industries and companies that contribute to the environment pollution problems should be subject to pay the Levy.

He says that most of the tourism operators focuses on environmental issues to make sure they are keeping their reefs and surrounding pristine.

Seeto adds that the Association would want to see the base of the Levy extended and for government to also work on reducing the Tax percentage.

He says by extending the base of the Levy, government could get to collect more revenue compared what they are getting at the moment from the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum had earlier highlighted that the Environment and Climate Adaption Levy applies to companies that earn more than $1.25 million.

The Environment and Climate Adaption Levy collected till 30th April last year amounted to $110.6 million.

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