There's no sales tax in the Bahamas, but starting January 2015, a 7.5% VAT was added to most goods and services; the $15 departure tax is usually included in the price of commercial airline tickets.

Tax on your hotel room is 6%–12% in addition to VAT, depending on the island visited; at some resorts, a small service charge of up to 5% may be added to cover housekeeping and bellman service.

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