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Tax Deadlines for March 2020 not Affected by COVID-19


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The
Inland Revenue Division wishes to advise the public that all tax deadlines and
due dates for the month of March remain the same. 

There is no change to the deadlines for the
filing of Personal Income Tax Returns which is on March 30th and the
Annual Stamp Tax Returns deadline which is on March 31st

As indicated by the Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell in his recent
National Address on the measures Government will embarking on for the next
three months in light of COVID 19, Corporation Tax and Annual Stamp Tax
Installment payments will be suspended for April, May and June 2020. 

The IRD continues to take precautionary
measures to safeguard its staff and taxpayers against the possible spread of
COVID19 on the island and reminds the public of the following:

  • Individuals with flu-like symptoms should not visit the division and or any of
    the District Revenue Offices, including Carriacou and Petite-Martinique.
  • Arrangements are being finalised to facilitate
    online payments. Additional, information would be provided shortly on this
    initiative. 
  • To avoid crowding at the IRD, customers are
    encouraged to make use of the District Revenue Offices around the state and to
    file and pay taxes before the deadline. Additionally, there would be managed
    entry at the IRD, a tent has been set up on the outside (Carenage side) with
    seating to control crowding within the building.
  • Hands will be sanitized on entry to the division
    and protective measures in line with the required social distancing will be
    implemented to allow only a limited number of customers to enter the Cashiering
    and Taxpayer’s Service areas at any given time.
  • Door handles, hand rails and other surfaces will
    be sanitised intermittently by cleaning staff during the work day.
  • Taxpayers are advised to utilize the cheque
    boxes provided to deposit cheque payments and drop off boxes for the collection
    of accurately completed Income Tax and Annual Stamp Tax Returns.
  • The IRD will be suspending its assistance with
    filling out Personal Income Tax forms. Taxpayers can log on to the IRD’s
    website www.ird.gd to view a video guide on how to complete tax returns.
  • Taxpayers are also encouraged to scan and email
    all documents where possible to gndird@ ird.gd.

The Inland Revenue Division remains committed
to facilitate the platforms necessary for the compliance of taxpayers during
this crisis period and urges public co-operation in this regard.

Comptroller
 

Inland
Revenue Division





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