Oman said to implement new tourist tax on restaurants, cafes

Ministry of Tourism has reportedly announced that restaurants and cafes in tourist areas must pay a 4% fee from January 1

According to reports, the sultanate’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that restaurants and cafes that are managed through franchise contracts and located in tourist areas must pay a 4 percent fee.

Oman is reportedly planning to implement a new tax on restaurants and cafes operating in the country’s tourism areas.

According to Oman Times, the sultanate’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that restaurants and cafes that are managed through franchise contracts and located in tourist areas must pay a 4 percent fee.

It cited Ministerial Resolution No 57/2019 which says the food businesses will be charged 4 percent of all its sales starting from January 1, 2020.

The newspaper said that the tax must be paid to the ministry on a quarterly basis.

It added that fines will be imposed on any restaurants and cafes that do not pay the tax on time.

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