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Thread: Non-Resident Condo Property Taxes Increasing by 50% on January 1, 2019

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    Non-Resident Condo Property Taxes Increasing by 50% on January 1, 2019

    I haven’t hear anybody on hear talk about the increase in condominium property taxes for non-residents announced by the prime minister earlier this week.


    The rate will go from 0.4% to 0.6% effective January 1, 2019 . That’s a 50% increase.


    This not only punishes those who have shown faith in Aruba by making it their part-time home but sends a warning to future investors.


    It’s a shame that this new government can’t find innovative means of increasing revenues or reducing costs without implementing such drastic measures.

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    “GRONDBELASTING PA ESNAN DEN EXTERIORDi otro banda, esnan cu no ta biba na Aruba, pero tin propiedad na Aruba, manera condominium, ta bay paga un tarifa mas halto, 0.6% pa asina contribui na economia di nos pais. Companianan cu tin propiedad commercial tambe, lo mira un aumento di tarifa na 0.6%. Pero di otro banda, nan ta bay haya un rebaho di e belasting riba dividend. “

    link to the entire news article (sorry, not translated):

    https://www.noticiacla.com/news/14431

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    How much in real dollars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    How much in real dollars?
    It depends on what your condo is valued at.
    Whatever you are paying now +50%.

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    I haven't heard that yet.

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    If its 50% of a big number that means more than 50% of a figure that is minimal...What are the yearly taxes? Are we talking an extra $100 or $1000? 50% stinks for sure but just trying to grasp the total amount.

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    I answered my own question- here is the info. The previous tax appears to be 0.4% or $4 per $1000 of value. So if you condo was worth 400,000 your increase would be $800 if my math is accurate. Sounds like a $200 increase per hundred thousand of value.

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    I wonder if it is just condo or if it will apply to homes owned by non residents.

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    My guess it will be all non Aruba owners- if its not now it will be the next time they need more tax dollars is my thought. There are MANY more condo owners than home owners I would think so its affecting many.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    I wonder if it is just condo or if it will apply to homes owned by non residents.

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    I’m trying to understand the message this portrays to Aruba’s tourism industry and foreigners that invest here?



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    50% increases is not a good business model for sure. I am hoping its a one time thing..but we all know taxes are never one time increases

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    I’m trying to understand the message this portrays to Aruba’s tourism industry and foreigners that invest here?

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