Charging the Stellenbosch Tourism Levy

If you prepare invoices manually:

 

  • Take 1% of the net accommodation amount (inc. VAT, but after discount, commission etc.)
  • Add it to the accommodation amount
  • Charge this total to your guests / agent / tour operator
  • Make a note of all levy amounts received
  • At the start of a new calendar month, add up the amounts of the previous month
  • Transfer the total amount into the account of SPM before the 15th

If you use a reservation system like GuesthouseManager, InnKeeper, Hotellier, etc.:

 

  • Go to set-up and tick the box ‘Tourism Levy’
  • Fill in the right percentage (1%)
  • The Tourism Levy will now appear on your invoices automatically
  • You can use the Report function to retrieve the total amount per month
  • Transfer the total amount into the account of SPM before the 15th

Please Note: There is no VAT applicable to the Levy itself, so the VAT amount is identical to an invoice without the Levy.