Kaafu and Raa Atolls Lead Green Tax Revenue in January

The Ministry of Finance released data in January revealing that Kaafu and Raa Atolls were the top contributors to green tax revenue for the Maldives. The total collected during the month amounted to USD 6.4 million, with USD 6.3 million sourced from resorts, guest houses, and hotels. An additional USD 161,000 was generated from safaris and USD 765 from homestay facilities.

Despite the substantial revenue, the figures represent a slight decline compared to January of the previous year, when USD 6.5 million in green tax was collected.

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Kaafu Atoll emerged as the primary contributor, generating USD 2.1 million in green tax. Of this total, USD 1.9 million was collected from resorts and USD 200,000 from guest houses. Following Kaafu Atoll were:

  • Raa Atoll: USD 627,000
  • Alifu Dhaalu Atoll: USD 601,000
  • Dhaalu Atoll: USD 504,000

The green tax is a levy imposed on resorts, tourist hotels, and transportation within tourism operations, generally at the rate of USD 6 per day. Since January 2023, tourists staying in hotels or guest houses with over 50 registered rooms are charged USD 6 per day. Resorts with 50 or fewer registered rooms charge guests USD 3 per day.

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