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.

 

PROPERTY TAX RATES AND EXEMPTIONS

The tax rates in Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis are based on the use of the property as stated below:

      ST.KITTS NEVIS
Accommodation                           building: 0.002 0.003
    land: 0.002 0.002
         
Agricultural   building: 0.000 0.000
    land: 0.000 0.001
         
Commercial   building: 0.003 0.003
    land: 0.003 0.002
         
Institutional   building: 0.000 0.002
    land: 0.000 0.0015
         
Residential   building: 0.002 0.00156
    land: 0.002 0.0075
         

Agricultural, Educational and Institutional property must be certified by the Director of Agriculture or qualify under the Education Act before they are exempted. An individual cannot unilaterally declare that their property is exempt.

EXEMPTION ON CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW RESIDENCE FOR ONE YEAR

If you are constructing a new residence, you are allowed a one (1) year exemption from the payment of Property Tax from the date of completion. This relief is a concession that the Inland Revenue Department allows on newly constructed residential properties only.

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.