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BHTA Urging Businesses to Register for VAT Now to Avoid Problems


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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Abaco, Exuma Tourism-Related Businesses Prep For VAT


· 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:07

BHTA Collaborates With Ministries To Educate On VAT


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

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