Reminders

"The Inland Revenue Department is requesting all taxpayers whose personal information is obsolete, to kindly visit the office at their earliest convenience to facilitate updates"

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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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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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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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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
  • All taxpayers with arrears, who have not made arrangements to pay their tax debt in full, are encouraged to contact the Inland Revenue Department immediately.  The Department is prepared to assist all taxpayers to honour their tax obligations by providing payment arrangements that considers taxpayers unique circumstances.