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BHTA Urging Businesses to Register for VAT Now to Avoid Problems

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Tourism-related businesses are being urged to become VAT registered now to avoid potential problems by waiting until the November 30th deadline.

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association cautioned businesses during recent VAT readiness workshops in Bimini, Cat Island, Long Island, Exuma and Abaco to avoid the mass rush anticipated by delaying registration.

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BHTA’s Annual Holiday Online Auction

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BHTA’s Annual Online Holiday Auction is set to launch at midnight December 13th and runs through December 21st.


Thank You to All Our 2014 Supporters so far.

 

Abaco, Exuma Tourism-Related Businesses Prep For VAT

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· BHTA, Ministry of Finance Welcome Ministry of Tourism Support for VAT Readiness Training

· Family Island Sessions Reinforce Industry Concerns On Need to Address Prepaid Business and Foreign Dive and Charter Operator Concerns

· Hotel and Restaurant Participants in All Sessions Wish to See VAT Exclusive Pricing Permitted on Menus with Notation That VAT Will Be Applied

· Bahamas Property Management Firms Fear More Vacation Home Rentals Will Escape Taxes; Firms to Be Impacted Call for Level Playing Field



VAT readiness training for the tourism industry moved into the Family Islands last week as nearly 100 participants attended the intensive VAT Readiness and Registration workshops on Abaco and Exuma being conducted by the Ministry of Finance and facilitated by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism.

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BHTA Collaborates With Ministries To Educate On VAT

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Tourism related businesses throughout Grand Bahama gathered at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) facilitated VAT workshop in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Monday October 20th 2014.

The workshop in Grand Bahama was one of a number of workshops planned for Tourism Sector Specific businesses throughout the Commonwealth as part of a private/public sector collaborative effort to engage and educate businesses and individuals re the imminent arrival of Value Added Tax.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:58 Read more...
 

16th Annual 'Trick or Tee' Golf Tournament A Success

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Sunday, October 5th 2014; The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association saw approximately 100 fers Tee Off at the prestigious Ocean Club Golf Course at the BHTA’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament. Over twenty (20)  Corporate Sponsors donated almost $ 50,000 in cash and prizes in of support BHTA’s Workforce Development initiatives and Scholarship Programs. The scholarships help to prepare and educate young Bahamians on the many options in the dynamic Bahamian Tourism Industry.

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