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NOTICE OF VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)

January 6, 2016, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Dear Valued Customers,

For more than a year now FBOs (Fixed Base Operator) in The Bahamas have been in discussions with The Bahamas Government about its treatment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on the aviation sector.  The Bahamas Government's Ministry of Finance (VAT Department) has released clarification on the treatment of VAT on aircraft arriving to/departing from The Bahamas.  Please click here to view the Official Letter from the VAT Comptroller.  Odyssey Aviation will implement this clarified change on the 6th of January 2016. 

Zero-rated VAT treatment is only to apply to regularly scheduled commercial (passenger) aircraft, freight and courier services. "The treatment also extends to the equivalent of C135 operators who can provide evidence to the VAT Comptroller and Customs Departments that they provide, on average, at least once-weekly flights to or from The Bahamas, even if limited to a specified tourist season. To facilitate this process the Department of Inland Revenue will issue TINs to all commercial operators and provide certificates on a case by case basis in order to identify which operators will be eligible for zero-rated treatment on services provided by FBOs. An expedited service will be put in place to process these applications during January 2016."  FBOs will be required to maintain a copy of each certificate of eligibility for zero-rating on file. VAT at the Standard Rate (7.5%) will be applied to all goods and services provided to all other aircraft arriving to/departing from The Bahamas.

The VAT Department has provided us with the information and links below to assist the commercial operators in obtaining a TIN and certificate:

The following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBa6FTfYrWM includes direct instructions on how to register for VAT. A company that wants to register for TIN only (i.e. not a VAT account) should instead choose option 5 which states (I am an authorized person registering a non-individual (company, partnership, non-profit or trust etc.) not liable for VAT but require a Tax Identification Number), this is located on the first page found after clicking the "start" button.

 

Before a taxpayer can register for either a VAT account or a TIN they should create an account by either:  Going to the website http://www.inlandrevenue.finance.gov.bs/ and clicking the green button that says "register" and/or also going to https://vat.revenue.gov.bs/ and clicking the button that says "sign up for free". I recommend that the taxpayer enters the link in exactly as written.

We greatly appreciate your continued loyalty and support.

Thank you,

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas

 

Odyssey Aviation Nassau Expansion Project

November 5, 2015, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas – Odyssey Aviation Nassau has begun a 60,000-sq-ft expansion of its lighted ramp, bringing the total footprint to more than 600,000-sq-ft, almost double the size of any FBO at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). 

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Airport Closings - Hurricane Joaquin

At 1000hrs this morning NAD Operations received the attached official NOTAM from ATC advising that Air Traffic Services will be suspended the 2nd October, 2015 from 2pm (1400hrs) to 7am (0700hrs) 3rd October, 2015.  Subsequently, airport operations will be suspended during this timeframe as well.

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Odyssey Aviation Opens New San Salvador Location

May 18, 2015, San Salvador, The Bahamas – Odyssey Aviation, the largest and most trusted provider of general aviation services throughout The Bahamas, announced the establishment of operations at the San Salvador International Airport (MYSM) also known as Cockburn Town Airport.  

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Odyssey Aviation Voted Best FBO in the Caribbean

May 11, 2015, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas – Odyssey Aviation Nassau (MYNN) earned the #1 spot as best FBO in the Caribbean by FltPlan’s 2015 Pilots’ Choice Awards survey.  This is Odyssey’s fifth year receiving the prestigious award.

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NOTICE OF VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)

January 1, 2015, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas - Pursuant to the Value Added Tax Act 2014 for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and as a VAT registrant, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas is mandated to charge and collect VAT on behalf of The Government of The Bahamas.  Effective 1st January 2015, VAT will be charged at a rate of 7.5% on goods and services supplied to all domestic flights.  Goods and services supplied to all international flights will be charged at a rate of 0%.  Should you have any questions please contact our accounts department at accounts@odysseybahamasfsp.com.

Click here for Odyssey's VAT explanation

 

Ivanna Capron Joins Odyssey Aviation

September 17, 2014, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas - Ivanna Capron has been named Customer Service Manager for Odyssey Aviation Nassau.  Ivanna is principally responsible for operations of the Customer Service Department, but she will also play an integral role in ramping up service excellence and process efficiencies at a time of growth on the island. 

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IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

October 1, 2014 - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Government will increase the rate of Departure Tax. Effective October 1st the Government Required Departure Tax will become $29.00 per departing passenger, an increase of $4.00 from the existing rate of $25.00.

 

AMMENDED IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

November 14, 2013 - The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has added an Immigration attendance fee to the processing fees for private aircraft entering and leaving the country that were implemented earlier this year. (*Please keep in mind that this is not a government issued document.  The linked PDF below is a summary of what the Immigration Department relayed to Odyssey Aviation.  We feel it is necessary to make our customers aware of these new fees.  Also please note that these are not Odyssey Aviation fees, but Government imposed fees.)

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Odyssey Aviation Supports Ride for Hope for Eighth Year

August 13, 2013, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas Ride for Hope organizers visited Odyssey Aviation to show their appreciation and thanks for their continued support in the Ride for Hope.  This will be the eighth consecutive year that Odyssey Aviation has participated. Odyssey Aviation is one of the founding Corporate Sponsors of the Ride for Hope event.

 

 

Zelda Evans Joins Out Island Promotion Board

August 5, 2013, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas – Zelda Evans of Odyssey Aviation headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas has been named a Director of the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board. 

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IMPORTANT ADVISORY FROM ODYSSEY AVIATION

July 1, 2013 - The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has added new processing fees for private aircraft entering and leaving the country. (*Please keep in mind that this is not a government issued document.  The linked PDF below is a summary of what the Customs Department relayed to Odyssey Aviation.  We feel it is necessary to make our customers aware of these new fees.  Also please note that these are not Odyssey Aviation fees, but Government imposed fees.)

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Odyssey Aviation Welcomes Shervin Penn as new Exuma Station Manager!

November 5, 2012, Moss Town, Exuma, The Bahamas - Odyssey Aviation Exuma, the company’s newest full-service FBO, has appointed Shervin Penn to the position of Station Manager.

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Odyssey Aviation Exuma opens new facility!

February 20, 2012, Moss Town, Exuma, The Bahamas - Odyssey Aviation Bahamas officially opened a new, full-service, fixed-based operator (FBO) facility at the Exuma International Airport (MYEF) in the Bahamas on February 20, 2012.

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Odyssey Aviation Bahamas adds two new Handling Locations!

December 6, 2011, Moss Town, Exuma, The BahamasOdyssey Aviation Bahamas began offering handling services on November 14, 2011  at two new Bahamian locations – Governors Harbour Airport and Rock Sound Airport – both located on the island of Eleuthera.

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IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

January 1, 2012 - Effective January 1, 2012, the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport increases fees. 

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IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

October 1, 2011 - The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Government has increased the rate of Departure Tax. Effective October 1st the Government Required Departure Tax will become $25.00 per departing passenger on individuals age 6 and older, an increase of $5.00 from the existing rate of $20.00. There is no charge for anyone under the age of 6.

 

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas nears completion of new facility in Exuma

September 21, 2011, Moss Town, Exuma, The Bahamas – On May 16, 2011, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas commenced construction of a new FBO facility at the Exuma International Airport (MYEF).

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Odyssey Aviation Bahamas sponsors Ride for Hope

March 2, 2011, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas - Since the initial "Ride for Hope" event in 2005, Odyssey Aviation has been a major supporter, and the RFH has become, the primary charity, which we intend to support in 2011.

 

Odyssey Aviation becomes 2011 Presenting Sponsor of the Ride for Hope

March 2, 2011, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas - Bahamas Tribune. ODYSSEY Aviation has taken its support of the Ride for Hope to "a new level", organisers of the groundbreaking cancer charity announced.

 

IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

July 1, 2010 - The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Government has increased the rate of Departure Tax. Effective July 1st the Government Departure Tax will become $20.00 per departing passenger on individuals age 6 and older, an increase of $5.00 from the existing rate of $15.00. There is no charge for anyone under the age of 6.

IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ADVISORY

January 1, 2011 - Effective January 1, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Government will increase the Landing Fees by 10%. If you have any questions, please contact one of our Odyssey Management Staff at 242-702-0200 or the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism at 242-302-2000.

 

Odyssey Aviation First Ever FBO at Exuma International

October 4, 2010, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas – Odyssey Aviation Bahamas plans to build the first ever FBO facility at the Exuma International Airport (MYEF) in Georgetown, Exuma.
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Deatra Symonette presented Certificate of Appreciation Award

May 14th 2010, Georgetown, Exuma, The Bahamas - Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, an operation offering fuel and VIP handling services to private jet travelers, is pleased to announce that Ms. Deatra Symonette, Location Manager of the new Odyssey Aviation "satellite" location in Exuma, received The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism "Certificate of Appreciation Award."
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Voted #1 in the Caribbean

July 1st, 2008, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas - We are proud to announce that Odyssey Aviation was recently voted #1 Flight Service Provider in the Caribbean in two of the industry leading surveys. Thank you for your continuous support.
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