Reminders

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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Wheel and Driver Licences

The extension for the renewal of wheel and driver licences for both March and April has been extended to the 8th May 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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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.

 

OBJECTIONS AND APPEALS

The Objections and Appeals function serves as the administrative forum for any taxpayer contesting an Inland Revenue Department compliance action. This is an independent function within Inland Revenue Department. Objection considers cases from all of the IRD's Operating Divisions. Dispute resolution is the major role of the Objections and Appeals Unit. Many factors are considered in reaching that goal. In every dispute, the Objections and Appeal Section considers the applicable legal and procedural requirements as they apply to the taxpayer's circumstances, evidence, and testimony. The Unit looks to both the law and the facts of a case, to determine an appropriate resolution to a tax dispute.

The main organizational structure is designed to continuously improve operations, employee satisfaction and customer service. The goal is that all taxpayers will get their disputes resolved within a specific time.

Our mission in the Objections and Appeals Unit of the Inland Revenue Department is to resolve tax controversies without litigation, fairly and impartially, in order to enhance voluntary compliance. The Objections and Appeals Unit aims to expedite the settlement of tax disputes without formal trial. We offer what is critical to both the Inland Revenue Department and the tax-paying public - a strong commitment of getting to the right answer, balancing both the Government's need for an efficient tax system, and the taxpayer's right to be treated fairly within the law.

TIPS
  • A tax liability is in arrears once the debt is not paid by the prescribed due date.