The Inland Revenue Department wishes to advise the taxpaying public of St. Vincent & the Grenadines of the following measures that have been adopted as part of our response to combat the spread of the COVID-19.

The March 31st deadline for filing personal income tax returns has been extended to April 30, 2020.

Payments for motor vehicle licence due by March 31, 2020 have been extended to Friday April 17, 2020. This applies only to vehicles with registration number last digit 3 and vehicles with last digit 9 making second half year motor vehicle licence payment.

Second quarter Liquor licence payable by March 31, 2020 is now due on Friday April 17, 2020.

Additionally, in order to prevent crowding at the Department, you are strongly advised to adhere to the following:

Companies and individual enterprises are kindly asked to utilize our chequing service as much as possible when making payments. Simply deliver your cheques with any relevant document to the Administration section on the top floor. Your transactions will be processed and receipts made available for pick up or return to you within two (2) working days of delivery.

Individual return forms are currently being sent to employers for distribution to employees. All employers are asked to ensure that these are

completed and returned to the Department via email on or before April 30, 2020.

The Department sincerely apologises for the interruptions experienced by all users of our E-filing service over the past weeks. We are currently working to have this service restored within the shortest possible time.

Persons who have not yet received return forms are kindly asked to contact the Department at telephone numbers 457 1493 or 456 6099 and provide us with your email address so that the forms can be mailed to you. We strongly recommend that you utilize this service in order to minimize personal contacts associated with taxpayer assistance when filing individual returns at our main office.

The Inland Revenue Department is committed to serve you in a safe and hygienic environment. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in the public areas on both floors for your convenience when conducting business with us. The common areas are also regularly cleansed and sanitized throughout each working day to ensure that our officers and taxpayers are kept safe as we strive to continue to provide the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines with excellent customer service.

We take this opportunity to urge all Vincentians to exercise wisdom and caution during this period of uncertainty. Let us continue to work together to build a brighter and better St. Vincent & the Grenadines.