Reminders

The Due Date for Payment of Property Tax 2020 has been extended to September 30, 2020, as per the initiative outlined in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package 2020"

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The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) Competent Authority for the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has revised the filing deadline for FATCA and CRS reporting

The Saint Kitts and Nevis AEOI Competent Authority wishes to advise the Financial Institutions that it is now extending its FATCA reporting deadline for the 2019 reporting period to 30th November 2020.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis AEOI Competent Authority is also extending its CRS reporting deadline for the 2020 reporting period to 30th November 2020.

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Liquor Licence

The St.Kitts and Nevis Government has suspended all Liquor Licence renewals until further notice.

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Liquor Licence

All Liquor Licence renewals start at the Sir Lee Llewelyn Moore Judicial Complex (Court's Cashier.) The stub given there, should be presented to the Inland Revenue Department in order to process the Licence.

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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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INTEREST AND PENALTY PROVISIONS

Interest on late payments is charged at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum. Interest charges commence on the original due date of the tax return. The penalty for late filing of a return is five percent (5%) of the tax owing and an additional one percent (1%) for each month or part of the month during which the return remains outstanding. (Section 37 (1) (a) and (b) of The Tax Administration And Procedures Act 2003)

Where the Comptroller makes a demand in writing that a person provide additional information that is relevant to the determination of a taxpayer's tax liability, and that person fails to file the return or provide the information within the time specified, there is a penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000). An additional one thousand dollars ($1,000) penalty can be applied to a second request if that request also is not responded to appropriately. (Section 37 (2) (a) and (b) of the Tax Administration and Procedures Act 2003)

Section 38 of The Tax Administration and Procedures Act 2003 states:

Where any tax is underpaid, or may have been underpaid as a result of an incorrect statement or a material omission in the taxpayer's tax return, or other
incorrect information provided by the taxpayer, and that statement or omission or incorrect information is a result of intentional conduct or negligence on the
part of the taxpayer, the taxpayer shall be liable to a penalty in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the underpayment.

TAX EVASION AND IMPEDING INLAND REVENUE OFFICERS

The penalties for tax evasion and impeding Inland Revenue in the administration of the tax laws are significant.

Any person who willfully evades or attempts to evade an assessment, payment or collection of taxes commits an offence and on summary conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding $30,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both (Section 60 of the Tax Administration and Procedures Amendment Act No 22 of 2012).

Any person who obstructs the Inland Revenue Department in its administration of the this Act commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars ( $15,000), or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both. (Section 60 (2) of the Tax Administration and
Procedures Amendment Act No 22 of 2012).

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