WAILUKU, Hawaii (KHON2) – Maui County officials have announced that they will open 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 through a new online portal that will be operated by Sturgis Web Services in conjunction with the counties of Maui, Hawai’i and Kaua’i.
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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 delete 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 over $100,000 per year will be required to make payments by electronic funds transfer and that payments made through their new online portal will “meet this requirement.”
Walk-in payments are still accepted.