2019/10/14  
Nantou’s Lugu Township proposes tourist tax of NT$10 per person (2019/07/11)
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    Nantou’s Lugu Township proposes tourist tax of NT$10 per person (2019/07/11)

    Every summer, tourists flock to Nantou’s Lugu Township, bringing noise, pollution and overcrowding. The township council has passed a bill to charge all visitors NT$10 each, to fund infrastructure and relieve the strain on the tourist sector. If this bill is approved by the Ministry of Finance, Lugu would become Taiwan’s first township to charge a tourist tax.

    Summer has come to Xitou, and with it hordes of tourists. Year after year, the influx of people and cars brings congestion and air pollution to Lugu Township. To fight the negative impact of tourism, the local township office wants to introduce a tourist tax.

    Hsu Miao-ling
    Lugu Township Office
    The tax revenue can be used for environmental upkeep or to improve the roads, transport and street lights.

    Back in May, the Lugu township council approved a plan put forward by the township office. It calls for charging a tourist tax at three major attractions in the township: the Xitou Nature Education Area, the Fenghuang Nature Education Area and the Fengghuanggu Bird and Ecological Park. Under the plan, locals don’t have to pay a tax, but visitors of any age are charged NT$10 each.

    The NTU Experimental Forest, which manages the attractions, says it will fully cooperate with the tax policy if it’s approved by the central government.

    Hung Chih-yuan
    NTU Experimental Forest
    So long as the central government approves it, the experimental forest will assist in the implementation.

    Li Meng-chen
    Nantou County Tourism Office
    In our county’s jurisdiction, when other districts are raising funds for the development of sightseeing, we will encourage them to implement this model.

    The local government says it wants to impose a reasonable tourist tax that will improve the sightseeing ecosystem in Xitou and preserve the locals’ quality of life. The tax will come into effect if approved by the Ministry of Finance.

    中文 Chinese  
    鹿谷鄉通過開徵觀光稅 開全台第一槍

    南投縣鹿谷鄉,長期飽受觀光人潮帶來的噪音、空污困擾,公所因此擬定「觀光稅」自治條例,一旦獲中央財政部審查通過,將成為全台第1個開徵「觀光稅」的公所。

    暑假一到,溪頭人潮強強滾,但是人多、車多,帶給鹿谷地區,交通問題和空氣污染,現在公所打算要課觀光稅。

    [[鹿谷鄉公所財政課長 許妙玲]]
    “把這些稅收,當成環境的維護推展,或者說來改善道路、交通 還有路燈。”

    鹿谷鄉鄉民代表會今年五月,通過公所提出的觀光稅自治條例,明定溪頭自然教育園區、鳳凰自然教育園區、鳳凰谷鳥園生態園區這3處景點,除鹿谷在地人免徵「觀光稅」之外,其他外地遊客,不管大人小孩,一律課徵10元觀光稅。

    台大實驗林管處表示,只要公所的觀光稅自治條例,獲中央審查通過,一定全力配合。

    [[台大實驗林發言人 洪志遠]]
    “只要中央允許的話,我們實驗林一定會來協助辦理”

    [[南投縣政府觀光處長 李孟珍]]
    “我們縣轄裡面,各個發展觀光的籌措財源,其實,我們也會鼓勵來比照辦理”

    地方希望藉由合理的觀光稅,改善溪頭的旅遊環境,也維護當地居民的生活品質,但能不能順利開徵,還得獲得中央財政部的審查通過。
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