While traveling in Sumatra & Java, I never seen (or noticed) a 10% government tourist tax.
When arriving in Bali, many restaurant (& even homestays) display an additional 10% government tourist tax at the bottom of the menu. While some others do NOT add this tax, but indicate a "10% government tourist tax included" in the menu.
My question actually has several points:
- Does this 10% government tourist tax actually exist?
If this 10% government tourist tax actually exist:
- Is this tax applicable in the whole country or only in parts of it (i.e. Bali)?
- Is there no mandatory standard when displaying prices (either always incl. that tax, or always adding the tax separately)?
- Who must actually apply this tax? I often eat in a local warung for 10'000 IDR (or stay in a losmen), I doubt the owner give 10% of that to the government.