Online Payment, Invoicing & Real Time Account Information
Welcome to the BTB’s Online Portal
With constant changes in technology and the growing demands of our dynamic tourism industry, the BTB is cognizant of the need to continuously improve its services as we work together in this vital and important industry.
The BTB is pleased to advise that we now offer our valued stakeholders an online portal and payment system, which is efficient, secure, easy to operate and allows you to conduct business with the BTB from the comfort of your home or office. This system’s first phase was launched on November 1st, 2017 and allows Hoteliers to submit Monthly Accommodation Tax Returns (MATR) and access online payments via participating banks. The second phase of the online portal was launched on December 1st, 2019 and has been enhanced to now also include submission of Guest Registration Forms (GRFs), the GRF into an automated Monthly Accommodation Tax Return.
The system is:
- Paper Free – Enjoy an efficient and secure automated process for submission of taxes, payments, license applications or renewals
- Convenient– Conduct your business with the BTB from your office or home, or via your bank’s over the counter payment facility
You will now receive an invoice for any transaction you conduct with us, a receipt for any payment made towards the invoice and monthly statements of your account. We sincerely believe that this will prove beneficial for both you the stakeholder and us; as this new automated process provides transparency, accountability and keeps you updated on your account balance.
In an effort to ensure that we transfer accurate account balances to our automated online system, and as a part of the implementation of our Invoicing Module, the accounts of Hoteliers who have unpaid balances at March 31, 2017 will be reviewed individually by our Audit Team, before it is transferred to this new system. Therefore, effective the beginning of April, all account balances will initially reflect a “Zero” balance. However, upon completion of the accounts review, all unpaid balances will be transferred to your automated account and reflected on your monthly statement.
Your Control Number, which is your unique identification number, will be provided to you on your Invoices, Receipts and Statements. We ask that you utilize this control number when submitting your monthly tax return, when making payments and on any other form or correspondence with the BTB. Your Control Number assists with ensuring that your information is posted correctly to your account, as it differentiates you from other tourist accommodations, especially those with similar names.