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Maui will open a new online payment portal for MCTAT
WAILUKU, Hawaii (KHON2) – Maui County officials have announced the opening of a new online portal for Maui County Transient Lodging Tax payments on Thursday, December 1.
Maui County taxpayers will be able to pay their MCTAT on a new online portal which will be managed by Sturgis Web Services in conjunction with the counties of Maui, Hawai’i and Kaua’i.
Officials promise that the “new service streamlines the checkout process” which is “more user-friendly and offers enhanced features” such as:
- Secure user profiles with user-defined logins and passwords.
- Users can register multiple state transient accommodation numbers under one profile.
- Accepts payments for three counties in the state of Hawai’i [excludes City & County of Honolulu].
- Allows state TA number verification during registration to confirm identity.
- Allows the taxpayer to add, delete or modify accounts under the registered user profile.
- Calculates the county’s TAT amount, including penalties and interest, based on the payment date.
- Provides the taxpayer’s payment history.
- Reconciles the county’s TAT amount with the taxable income reported by the state.
- Accepts payment by credit/debit cards, PayPal and eCheck.
- A convenience fee will be applied to payments made by debit or credit card; no fees are applied for payments made via eCheck.
- Sturgis web services offer the highest level of security and encryption.
Currently, taxpayers have until Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. to pay online with their current Bank of Hawai’i direct billing site. Officials said online users should remove this site from their history and use the new link for online payments.
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Officials also want to remind taxpayers that TAT liabilities exceeding $100,000 per year will be required to make payments by electronic funds transfer and that payments made through their new online portal “satisfies this requirement”.
Walk-in payments are still accepted.