With annual dues rates published, we now know the taxes guests at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas will pay during their stays.
For all stays at Aulani, the State of Hawaii imposes a daily transient accommodations tax based on the number of Vacation Points required for the stay. The State requires that the tax be collected from the guest occupying the timeshare and is collected only if the accommodation is used. Thus, the transient accommodation tax cannot be included in the yearly maintenance fee paid by Aulani owners.
The tax is computed by taking one-half of the yearly maintenance fee, multiplied by the number of Vacation Points for the length of stay, multiplied by a tax rate of 7.25%.
For 2016, Aulani's yearly Maintenance Fee is $6.7913 per point. The proposed transient accommodations tax per point is
$3.3957 (1/2 of the 2016 MF of $6.7913) * 1 (a single point) * 0.0725 (tax rate) = $0.2462 per point.
Following are several practical examples of the tax rate applied to Aulani stays:
|Description||DVC Points for Stay||Effective Tax Rate||Total Payment|
|7-night Ocean View, Deluxe Studio, Magic Season||203||$0.2462||$49.98|
|7-night Island View, One Bedroom, Choice Season||308||$0.2462||$75.83|
|7-night Ocean View, One Bedroom, Adventure Season||322||$0.2462||$79.28|
|7-night Pool View, Two Bedroom, Premier Season||553||$0.2462||$136.15|
The tax must be paid at or before check-out. The amount of the tax will vary from year to year and is subject to change.
Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl”.