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About Us

The Tax Reform Unit was established in January 2009 with the responsibility for the management of the Tax Reform and Modernization Programme for the Federation of St. Christopher & Nevis.

The Tax Reform Unit activities are primarily focused on the following:

  • Managing the implementation of the re-designed tax system
  • Tax legislative analysis and simplification
  • Organisational structures re-design
  • The provision of training and capacity building in tax administration departments
  • The provision of technical assistance in the reform process
  • Re-engineering of tax administration business processes and procedures
  • The re-tooling of the tax administration departments to enhance their E-Readiness & E-Governance
  • Advocating the incorporation of technology solutions into the tax compliance process of businesses
  • Soliciting and incorporating stakeholders’ recommendations in the re-design of the tax system to attain fairness, progressivity and stimulate business development

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Tax Tips

Failure to submit VAT Returns

If you don’t submit a VAT Return at all, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will conduct an audit to assess your tax liability. This is known as an assessment. If after an assessment is presented to you, and you still don’t file the correct return and pay the tax as determined in the assessment, IRD will commence its collection and enforcement actions.