Aruba Desperate to Bring in Tax Revenue at all cost … This time Road Tax


Aruban citizens, pay your road taxes by March 30 or suffer the wrath of a 150 florin fine … so says the tax man. BBO, road tax, etc … help Aruba scrape together the nickels that they have lost from tourism. Maybe with this road tax they can either make the roads more safe in Aruba, post more speed limit signs, enforce speed limits or teach defensive driving. For an island so small they certainly have an abundant amount of driving fatalities.

Amigoe, March 1, 2007: Payment of road tax no later than March 30th 

ORANJESTAD – For the second time this year, the Tax Department has extended the period to pay the road tax.  This time around, technical problems due to a new automation system is the reason for this.  The last day that the 2007 road tax can be paid is March 30th. 

The Tax Department announced that due to technical problems, the communication between the main- and the sub-offices of Paradera and Santa Cruz is not optimum.  The transaction takes too long and because of this, only 50 customers can be served.  The system of the main office at the Paardenbaai does work properly and more payments can be done per day.

The Tax Department says that they are working very hard to solve the problem in the new system, but it takes time. 

The police will start checking on April 1st, and everybody that have not paid their road tax on March 30th, will loose their license plates and will be fined for 150 florins. 

The tax department also indicated that it is still not possible to pay the road tax via bank.

Posted March 1, 2007 by
Aruba, Government | 27 comments

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    27 Responses to “Aruba Desperate to Bring in Tax Revenue at all cost … This time Road Tax”

    1. robots on March 1st, 2007 11:07 am

      aruba blows

    2. vicki on March 1st, 2007 11:32 am

      road tax hmmmmm all because odeber decided to look the other way. what a snake in the grass, all of the ppl that did nothing to help Beth and Dave. LIARS and THIEFS THE WHOLE LOT.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on March 1st, 2007 12:16 pm

      Road tax for what? Deepak said the roads are unpaved?

      Yep your right Robot. Another beautiful day and the beaches are empty in Aruba.

    4. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 12:50 pm

      lol Miss U……didn’t you know those unpaved roads are hell to maintain. Dirt roads don’t grow on tree’s ya know!

      How much is the tax? Whatever it is it’s Nor enough.

    5. Richard on March 1st, 2007 12:56 pm

      I don’t understand that article. It says that they have “extended” the payment period, which to me suggests that people have more time, rather than less, to pay.

      But it’s encouraging to see that some kind of system isn’t functioning properly, and that the banks can’t handle the onerous task of taking tax money in with one hand and giving it to the government with the other.

      One wonders what works in Aruba, if anything. Other than the Mafia….

    6. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 12:58 pm

      I encourage the Aruban government to find other ways to tax their people coz its going to be a long time if ever when American tourists darken their door.

    7. bleachedblack on March 1st, 2007 1:33 pm

      Road Tax! WTF? The government should pay the people of Aruba to drive on THOSE roads! ….or ,maybe they should get paid for the depreciation on their vehicles?

    8. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 1:41 pm

      Yeah the people who couldn’t ditch their timeshares will come & maybe the poor slobs who *won* a trip there will go to Aruba but i doubt Aruba see’s to many young girls on holiday. Middle ager’s with no daughters may go but its slim pickens now for the sexual predator’s who skulk about on that island.

    9. Miss-Underestimated on March 1st, 2007 2:20 pm


      I am hearing the word is out, lots of young ppl know and heard about Natalee, a very good thing. Aruba is not on the list of places to go young or old. I predict that it won’t be long where in these resorts will become guarded compounds, with toll booths on the outside to let the ppl use those fine unpaved roads.

      Chapter two by Arlene…. Do not talk to our ppl on the island, don’t even look at them in the eyes, you can be held responsible for your own disappearance. We will then cry on TV how much money we’ve spent searching for you, even though you were a paying guest on our island.

      Chapter three preview. What is a Steve Croes.

    10. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 3:07 pm

      lol…..i love you’re sense of humour! And you’re right, that island isn’t firt for young or old. Its not fit for a dog either as we recall Greta saying how disturbing it was to see ALL the starving dogs roaming on an island that proports to be a *paradise*. You can tell alot about people by the way they treat their animals including Jipshit who has killed the family pets in the Sloot household.

      Anita…..what did you do or say to Jipshit when you learned he killed the family pets? Did you care and what did the younger brothers think about it?

    11. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 3:25 pm

      To bad they don’t tax all the LIES Aruban’s tell.

    12. John Staton on March 1st, 2007 3:25 pm

      Must point out that it is legal to have an open container in Aruba. Not to mention rape and murder.

    13. vicki on March 1st, 2007 4:01 pm

      miss-u, do you mean the streets arent paved in GOLD?hmmmm
      11-good one mayan

    14. factoid on March 1st, 2007 4:07 pm

      Liberty Travel $825 per person Spring Break In Aruba,68458.shtml

      Jet Blue added summer flights to Aruba 2007

      Spring break US teens will pay all the road tax there is.

    15. ArubaZone on March 1st, 2007 4:42 pm

      This goes to show how little you guys know about Aruba. Most of you have never been to Aruba, some might have come once or twice and maybe one or two might have lived a couple of years. Yet most of you I’m sure haven’t lived on that island more than me.

      This “Road Tax” you guys are talking about is not new it exists since before I was born! Secondly, did you guys ask yourself how many people are killed in traffic in the old US of A? Guess what every year there’s more people being killed in traffic than the total amount of soldiers that were killed during the Vietnam War.

      But because this website is driven by hate towards Aruba you guys will never understand! In Aruba we have a saying: “Bad publicity is also publicity!” By the way, check out our January tourism numbers. Definetly not like the DOW Jones!

    16. mayan_moons on March 1st, 2007 5:13 pm

      Yeah Yeah….we’ll just wait & see on that, no one’s taking Aruban word seriously anymore.

      But i tell you what…..if any American who isn’t in the catagory’s i mentioned above do go to Aruba, knowing what we know about Aruba, then we’ll just have to chalk it up to thinning the herd.

    17. Patti on March 1st, 2007 5:31 pm

      Arbua Zone:

      We don’t hate you, nor do we hate Aruba. We hate the fact that there is no justice in Aruba. Are you aware that there were girls that were coming up missing before Natalee Holloway went to Aruba? Are you aware that some women in Aruba were upset that the disappearance of Natalee was getting media attention, while their own daughter’s disappearances were going uninvestigated? Are you aware that there have been pictures taken of several womens’ bodies, showing signs of torture, on the north end of your island?

      Before you accuse us of hating you, maybe you should seek out the truth about your island and how the crimes against women are, not only ignored; but, laughed about by your own officials. Maybe you need to consider that Americans, just like you, are capable of making a choice of where they vacation… For now, many are choosing to boycott your island and for good reason, we are not safe there.

      Perhaps, you would be of greater service to your island if you did something that was pro-active to stop the corruption of your government officials. Maybe you should ask them why they covered up the crime that was committed against Natalee and her family. If you want to blame someone for what you call “hate” for your island, you have no further to look than to your own ministers.

      You’d better run along now, or you might come up missing…
      it was your own minister of justice that stated that anyone speaking with the aliens on the internet would be considered a traitor. By the way, what is the penalty for committing treason and why would he not want his people to know what all the talk is about? Publicity? Not… boycott is what this is and you might as well get used to it. We are not going to stop til there is justice in Aruba.

    18. ArubaZone on March 1st, 2007 9:02 pm

      Do you know how many woman are battered in the US? Do you know how many cases go unnoticed in the US press, do you know how many people do not get the same attention in the Mainstream Media as Natalee Holloway case because of their race?

      There’s no justice in Aruba? What about in the US? Not safe in Aruba? Are you kidding me, in Aruba is where I feel safer than anyplace on earth.

      You guys need to stop pointing the finger to ARUBA, you better focus on the case itself. ARUBA is not to BLAME, blame the actual people who may have committed a crime.

      And don’t tell me to run along, I’m not your dog PATTI. I state my opinion as I see it!

    19. IndyDan on March 1st, 2007 9:29 pm

      The pressure put upon the average Aruban to make up for the deficient lost by the lack of tourisms $$ must be reaching the blow-point. For a Rubee to come on here and try to shout to us that we’re wrong to want justice for one of our young who was singled out, kidnapped, raped and murdered by one of their own is unfathomable.
      Yet they’d rather cry here than to their own leaders. Tells me they are an oppressed bunch.

    20. Patti on March 1st, 2007 9:39 pm

      Aruba Zone:

      And what is that opinion… that we hate you and that we should stop? Oh, excuse me… We don’t hate you, we hate your island, that’s it.

      You need to wise up! Take a look around.

      You think that this is the only case of corruption that ever happened in the history of time? I guess you forget all the marches that took place in this country against the many injustices that took place here, based on color. You forget about all the Americans that marched against their own police departments because of their use of deadly force in cases that it wasn’t called for.

      We both can, certainly, admit that there is injustice everywhere. But, what if anything, have your people done to prevent it? Have you spoken against your authorities? Have you marched, holding signs saying that you aren’t going to take it anymore? Or is this your only solution: To come here and complain about us hating you? Like I said before, we don’t hate you and we don’t hate your island… we hate injustice. We hate corruption. We hate favoritism and we hate, more than anything, the fact that not one Aruban is willing to stand up in support of another against their own corruption.

    21. Patti on March 1st, 2007 10:05 pm

      Thanks, Indy Dan.

      I think you’re right. They don’t know any better. If I were them, I’d be grateful that there are still people around that care enough to make a difference.

      Boycott Aruba

    22. Richard on March 1st, 2007 11:38 pm

      Who listens to the Aruban hate posters anymore? The lack of logic (There’s crime in the US, so don’t blame the corrupt Aruban system for Natalee) would be shameful for a 12-year-old.

      Run along, trolls.

    23. Carpe Noctem on March 2nd, 2007 7:26 am

      You guys need to stop pointing the finger to ARUBA, you better focus on the case itself. ARUBA is not to BLAME, blame the actual people who may have committed a crime.


      We tried blaming the right people, but your corrupt
      Police force and Government would not hold the murdering/
      raping Van der sloots and Kalpoes responsible for
      their CRIMINAL actions against Natalee Holloway.

      So the Aruban public is next in line. Aruba-Zone,
      I am afraid that you are going to have to start liking
      the fact that you are getting it “in the oil can”,
      so to speak.

      Don’t like it? Tough spit, here is a quarter,
      go call somebody who gives a hoot. BOYCOTT! -J4N

    24. dennisintn on March 2nd, 2007 10:22 am

      #20, nicely done, patti, very nicely done as well as being true.

    25. arubagirl on March 2nd, 2007 9:56 pm

      People, the “road tax” is the same thing that you guys pay (or definitely in the great state in FL) for the stickers on your license plats.

      Aruba-zone, so cool to see you.

    26. arubagirl on March 2nd, 2007 9:57 pm

      Oh wow, so many spelling errors . . . It’s been a long day, obviously.

    27. buckeye on March 3rd, 2007 11:01 am

      A little message regarding taxes. I don’t know the original author.

      Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed.

      Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.

      Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.

      Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.

      Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think.

      Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries, then Tax his tears.

      Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass

      Tax all he has Then let him know That you won’t be done Till he has no dough.

      When he screams and hollers, Then tax him some more, Tax him till He’s good and sore.

      Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he’s laid.

      Put these words upon his tomb, ” Taxes drove me to my doom…”

      When he’s gone, Do not relax, It’s time to apply The inheritance tax.

      Accounts Receivable Tax
      Building Permit Tax
      CDL license Tax
      Cigarette Tax
      Corporate Income Tax
      Dog License Tax
      Excise Taxes
      Federal Income Tax
      Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
      Fishing License Tax
      Food License Tax,
      Fuel permit tax Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
      Gross Receipts Tax
      Hunting License Tax
      Inheritance Tax
      Interest expense
      Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
      Liquor Tax
      Luxury Taxes
      Marriage License Tax
      Medicare Tax
      Personal Property Tax
      Property Tax
      Real Estate Tax
      Service charge taxes
      Social Security Tax
      Road usage taxes
      Sales Tax
      Recreational Vehicle Tax
      School Tax
      State Income Tax State
      Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
      Telephone federal excise tax
      Telephone federal universal service fee tax
      Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
      Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
      Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
      Telephone state and local tax
      Telephone usage charge tax
      Utility Taxes
      Vehicle License Registration Tax
      Vehicle Sales Tax
      Watercraft registration Tax
      Well Permit Tax
      Workers Compensation Tax
      You forgot the school Tax

      COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was
      the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had
      the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the

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