Friday 17 September 2021

Sin: If You Can’t Beat’em…

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For a lawmaker, it is as natural as breathing. Sin: if you can’t beat it, tax it. Actually, there already is a tax on those pay-by-the-minute motels and rooms, but it is nearly uncollectable.  National Liberation Party lawmaker Annie Saborio wants to simplify it.

no-tell-motel-dvdShe maintains that the current 30% tax on for limited use rooms just isn’t turning up the revenue for the government. So she has turned in a bill that would tax hotels and motels with a flat rate for the number of rooms instead of occupancy.

A flea-bag hotel, a strip joint with a cubby hole for fun and games, or a no-tell motel will under-report the number of guests who seek entertainment there, but there is no way the management can hide the number of rooms, she says.

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And when the same room is used by several guests several times in the same night? Other than stationing a counter on the fire escape and one in the lobby, there’s just no way the tax collectior can tell.

The current tax system works for legitimate tourist hotels because they have have everything they need to back up their use figures — passport numbers and such. But sleazy hotels and motels — not so much.

This is not the only bill Saborio has presented. Another one under examination by lawmakers would force all motels to install a mechanical or electronic device on the door to each room.

Revenues produced by the new bill, should it become law, would be directed to the alleviation of poverty.

From iNews.co.cr

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