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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, February 01, 2024 – The St. Kitts and Nevis Inland Revenue Department is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its cutting-edge tax administration system, SMARTS (Sustainable Modernized Administrative Revenue Tax System) which is scheduled to commence operations on February 06, 2024.

As part of this significant upgrade, the administration of Value Added Tax (VAT), Corporation Income Tax (CIT), Unincorporated Business Tax (UBT), and Business and Occupation (B&O) and Liquor Licences will be seamlessly transitioned to the SMARTS platform, enhancing efficiency, and improving the overall taxpaying experience.

Key Highlights of SMARTS Implementation:

Focused Administration: SMARTS will serve as the central platform for the administration of the taxes mentioned above ensuring a streamlined and integrated approach.

Closure for Transition: In preparation for the system launch, the Inland Revenue Department in St. Kitts will temporarily close its operations at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 02, 2024. The Department will reopen on Tuesday, February 06, 2024, following the successful implementation of SMARTS.

Portal Unavailability: The current electronic portal will be temporarily unavailable during the transition period until SMARTS is officially launched.

Help Desk Support: The Inland Revenue Department will operate a dedicated Help Desk with extended hours of operation that will commence on the launch date to assist taxpayers.

Phone Support:
St. Kitts: Tel: (869) 465-8485, Exts: 3454/ 3405/ 3442/ 3443/ 3466, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Nevis: Tel: (869) 469-5856, Exts: 6018/ 5013, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Email Assistance:

Taxpayers are encouraged to utilize the provided support channels for any queries or assistance during this period. The Inland Revenue Department appreciates the cooperation and understanding of the public as it strives to enhance tax administration services for the benefit of the community.

For further updates and information, please visit the official Inland Revenue Department website or contact the Help Desk using the provided contact details. Please visit the IRD website or our social media pages for further information and updates.

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St. Kitts and Nevis Inland Revenue Department, Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Tel: (869) 465-8485, Exts: 3402/3410
Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis, Tel: (869) 469-5856, Exts: 6018/6027
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The Inland Revenue Department is charged with administering the tax laws of the Federation in an efficient and equitable manner, to promote voluntary compliance to maximize Revenue for the development of the Federation at the least cost to the public and in a manner that warrants the highest degree of Public confidence in our integrity, efficiency and fairness. The Inland Revenue Department is the prime revenue collections agency for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis within the Ministry of Finance, located at Bay Road, Basseterre, and Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies.

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