Over MVR 73 million was collected as Green Tax during November.
Statistics published by Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) show MVR 73,151,612.6 was collected by the authority as Green Tax last month. The revenue was generated from hotels, resorts, guest houses, and liveaboards.
The largest amount was collected from resorts in the Male' region. Meanwhile, MVR 24,365,515.20 was collected from resorts in the region, MVR 1,614,105.11 was collected from guest houses. MVR 579,156.42 was received from hotels in the atoll.
Green Tax is a tax payable by tourists who stay in tourist resorts, tourist hotels, tourist vessels, and guest houses. It is also payable at the rate of US$ 6 per day of stay from tourist resorts, tourist hotels and tourist vessels, and US$ 3 per day of stay from tourist guesthouses. Maldivians and resident permit holders are not required to pay Green Tax.
The peak tourism season of the archipelago is between November and April. While flight frequency as well as tourist arrivals have increased during the peak season, the government achieved its vision to host a record of 1.5 million tourists on November 27.