Developed by Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT) with the direction of a steering committee, the Mammoth Lakes Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) is a benefit assessment district developed to help fund marketing and sales promotion efforts for Mammoth Lakes tourism businesses. This approach has been used successfully in other destination areas throughout the country to improve tourism and drive additional commerce and room night sales. One key thing to note is that these funds provide a stable source of funding for Mammoth Lakes’ tourism marketing that CANNOT be accessed, or controlled, by the town government for any reason.
The TBID will be in place for a period of five years at which time it can be renewed.
*Please note that TBID, TID and MLTID are used interchangeably to discuss assessment.
|Business Type||Annual Assessment Rate|
|Lodging||1% of Gross Revenue|
|Retail Type 1||1.5% of Gross Sales|
|Restaurant Type 1||1.5% of Gross Sales|
|Ski Resorts||2% of Lift Ticket and Ski School Sales|
|Retail Type 2||$500 per year (Appeal required)|
|Restaurant Type 2||$500 per year (Appeal required)|
|Retail Type 3||$50 per year (Appeal required)|
|Restaurant Type 3||$50 per year (Appeal required)|
For questions about remitting TBID funds, please call Maureen McClain in the Town of Mammoth Lakes Finance Department at 760-934-8989 ext 266.
We are pleased to announce our new online portal, making reporting TOT and TBID easy and convenient. The online portal streamlines the return process – calculating the tax due based on user entered gross receipts, and allows payment with a Credit Card or E-Check.
PLEASE NOTE: Businesses will NOT be automatically placed in tiers 2 and 3. They must submit and appeal and provide verifiable information to the appeal panel.
Appeal Process – To be considered for tiers 2 and 3 status, businesses must provide verifiable data showing either annual gross revenue falls under $150,000 OR or that the business has more than 50% of its revenue from Mammoth Lakes residents from the 93546 zip code area. Appeal information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to TBID Appeal Panel, c/o Mammoth Lakes Tourism, PO Box 48, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
Due by 5PM on Monday May 13,2013. Please download, complete and submit to Mammoth Lakes Tourism office.
There are four ways to submit:
1) Email email@example.com
2) Fax 760-934-7066
3) Drop off at the Mammoth Lakes Tourism Offices: 2520 Main Street, next to Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, or
4) Arrangements can also be made for pick-up at your establishment. Please email MLTBID@VisitMammoth.com or call 760-934-2712 ext. 0 to arrange for a pick up.
Note: Please return all three pages stapled together.
Explains the TBID in detail including projected budget breakdowns.Download
This research document shows the importance and value of implementing a TBID assessment in Mammoth Lakes.Download