How it works:
- There is a 13% IVA hotel tax in Bolivia. However, hotels only have to pay this for Bolivian guests and not for foreigners.
- However, there have been reports of hotels adding this tax to your bill.
Places to beware:
- La Paz
What to do:
- If you are caught in this situation, threaten to report to the authorities (tourist police).
- This site (Trans-Americas Journey) has put together a PDF (from the Bolivian Tax Authority) which you can show to any hotel which tries to charge you this tax.