Reminders

Taxpayers are reminded that property tax is due and payable each year, on or before June 30th.

NB All property bills with arrears, must first be queried at the Customer Service Section, before payment is made. Property bills without arrears should be taken directly to the Cashier Section for payment.

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Vehicle

All vehicle owners whose licence plate ends with 1, must renew their vehicle licence before January 31st. Similarly, if your vehicle licence plate ends with 2, you must renew your vehicle licence before February 29th to avoid interest charges and ticketing fees..

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All insurance companies are reminded that a statement showing the number of policies issued, the value of every policy and any other information required by the Accountant General must accompany the registration fee remittance and the insurance premium remittance. The forms can be found under Form & Guides tab then click on Tax Returns.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AT INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT?

We are open to receive payments from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday except holidays. The other sections of the Department operate from from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  By registering to use our e-Services you can file your tax returns and or make payments at anytime and from any location.

WHAT PROCESS MUST I FOLLOW TO ENSURE I USE MY TIME WISELY AT INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT?

Taxpayers should first visit the customer service desk to make enquiries, verify outstanding amounts or obtain tax payment forms. Your next step is the cashier’s station to make payment.

WHAT ARE THE MODES OF PAYMENT FOR TAXES AND LICENSES?

Cash
Cheques (payable to Accountant General and from individuals or companies in good standing)
Credit or Debit cards (Visa /Master card only)
Money Orders
Wire Transfers

WHEN DO TAXES BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE?

Payments are due monthly, quarterly and annually depending on the type of tax. For ease of reference please sees our Tax Calendar located on our website, www.sknird.com.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TAXES THAT ARE YEARS OVERDUE?

Overdue taxes increase over time due to fines, penalties and interest for non-payment. No matter how much time has passed, you are still responsible for any tax liability incurred by you or your business. It is advisable to pay your taxes immediately or make arrangements with Inland Revenue to pay over a short time period.

IF MY BUSINESS CLOSES AM I STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TAXES?

Yes, once the tax debt was incurred while the business was still operating you are responsible for payment. Overdue taxes increase over time due to fines, penalties and interest for non-payment. No matter how much time has passed, you are still responsible for any tax liability incurred by you or your business. It is advisable to pay your taxes immediately or make arrangements with Inland Revenue to pay over a short time period.

WHAT HAPPENS TO TAXES OWED WHEN A TAXPAYER IS DECEASED?

Any asset owned by the deceased person, in whole or in part, shall be used to recover the applicable taxes. If the deceased person has multiple creditors the Inland Revenue Department has the right to claim these assets before any other creditor.

IF A TAXPAYER LOSES PART OF, OR HIS ENTIRE BUSINESS, DUE TO A NATURAL DISASTER, IS THE TAXPAYER ALLOWED A GRACE PERIOD TO PAY HIS TAXES?

The Department empathizes with situations such as these, however, taxpayers in these circumstances should contact the Inland Revenue Department immediately. An officer will assist you in making the appropriate arrangements for filing and payment of taxes.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A TAXPAYER DOES NOT HONOR HIS PAYMENT AGREEMENT?

Breech in payment agreements, results in the Department recovering the tax using the recovery methods outlined in Part VI of the Tax Administration and Procedures CAP 20.52.

DOES THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENT FROM TAXPAYERS?

Payment Agreements which are not honored, results in the Inland Revenue Department recovering the full tax using the recovery methods outlined in Part VI of the Tax Administration and Procedures CAP 20.52.

TIPS
  • Taxable entities and individuals are reminded that all documents are to be kept for a period of 6 years. Approval must be granted by the Comptroller for earlier disposal of the same.