Departure tax

Departure tax will be increased by 135pc

The revised tax will come into effect on January 1st 2017 and is one of the tax policy measures to be introduced by the Government as a revenue consolidation measure.

Departure tax is charged on ticket fares bought by passengers leaving PNG, either by air or sea, to foreign destinations.

Travel agents are then required to remit collections to IRC on the 21st day of the following month of purchases.