Value Added Tax
A Value Added Tax (VAT) applies to the sale of most products and services in Barbados.
A VAT rate of 17.5% is generally applicable. For accommodation and direct tourism services a rate of 8.75% applies. Some basic food items are subject to a zero rate (i.e. no VAT is paid).
The amount of VAT charged will appear on your bill or invoice, if applicable.
A service charge of between 10 and 15 percent is typically added to your bill at hotels and restaurants. Tipping is at your discretion.
Income, Corporate and Other Taxes
For further information on corporate, income, personal and land taxes in Barbados please visit the BusinessBarbados website.