Namibia Tourism Board collects over N$2 m in outstanding levies
February 12, 2018, 5:42pm
The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) has collected N$2.4 million worth of outstanding levies last year.
NTB has also started with collection of levies from companies registered with the board as accommodation establishments that are generating income from providing accommodation to visitors that are overnighting at theses establishments, head of industry services, Bonny Mbidzo, has told The Villager.
“All registered accommodation establishments have been paying their bed night levies. However, in most circumstances they pay the levies but do not submit the levy return. Secondly the establishments pay their levies late and accumulate an interest and it is this interest and penalties which are usually not paid and creates an impression as if levies are not being paid,” Mbidzo said.
He added that levies paid into the NTB bank account without the levy return forms makes it difficult for the finance department to allocate the amount.