The Caribbean nation of The Bahamas has announced it will implement a new tax regime starting 1 January 2015. But it as yet unclear whether the tax is applicable on charters for either foreign flagged or Bahamian flagged superyachts.
Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport has asked that the currently ongoing review of EU passenger ship safety legislation take fully into account any lessons to be learnt from the Costa Concordia tragedy.
Dear captains, managers, brokers and industry associates,
The tax will not be applicable to yacht owners who are not Italian residents!
The 6th of December 2011 the newly appointed Italian government issued a legislative decree (No.201) proposing new tax revenues from luxury assets.
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