Reminder To File & Pay New Tourism Levies

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All tourism sector practitioners who provide tourist accommodation to visitors and locals are required to charge a Room Rate Levy to their guests, and all persons who provide direct tourism services are required to apply a Product Development Levy to the cost of those services. This reminder comes from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) Communications Officer, Erica Lazare, regarding the …

Apply Now For Pensioner’s Rebate

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The Barbados Revenue Authority is advising pensioners that they can now apply for the Pensioner’s Rebate on their 2018 to 2019 Land Tax Bills. The Authority is therefore requesting that only new applicants should apply by either downloading the form from the Authority’s website at www.bra.gov.bb, or by visiting any of the Authority’s offices located at the Treasury Building, Bridgetown; Weymouth …

Upper Income Tax Band Start Date is August 1

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Employers are asked to note that the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment has changed the effective date of the new upper income tax band from July 1, 2018, to August 1, 2018. The introduction of a new upper income tax band of 40 per cent on those whose assessable incomes are greater than $75,001, was announced by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and …

Tax Band Start Date Now August 1

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Employers are asked to note that the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment has changed the effective date of the new upper income tax band from July 1 to August 1, 2018. The new upper income tax band of 40 per cent on those whose assessable incomes are greater than $75,001, was announced as part of the mini-budget on June 11, by Prime Minister Mia …

Heavy Traffic Resulting In Delays With ASYCUDA

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Members of the public are asked to note that a surge in usage on the ’s ASYCUDA++ System has resulted in some further difficulties being experienced. As a result, importers and exporters are experiencing delays in processing their documents. Acting Comptroller of Customs, Annette Weekes, explained that persons trying to access the system were either being “knocked off”, or cashiers …

Mandatory Room Rate Levy From July 1

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Tourism accommodation providers are being reminded that effective Sunday, July 1, a mandatory “Room Rate Levy” will be applied to all bedrooms per night on the island. In a notice issued today, the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport stated that the levy, which is to be paid by guests, will be applied at the following rates: Villa Sub Sector …

Public Notice From Revenue Authority

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The Barbados Revenue Authority advises the public that services at several of its sections at the Treasury Building, Bridgetown, will be unavailable on Monday, May 28, and Tuesday, May 29, in order to facilitate a training programme. They are the Tax Arrears Management Unit and the Returns Processing, Compliance, and Land Valuation and Assessment sections. Customer Service operations will continue as …

More 2014 Tax Refunds On The Way

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The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has received a second injection of funds in a week, to make further inroads in paying Barbadians who have been awaiting their income tax refunds from 2014. BRA’s Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers, revealed that the Authority was given a further funding after receiving close to $5 million earlier in the week.  She said every effort …

Last Opportunity For Weekend Tax Help

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Members of the public will have a final opportunity tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, to receive weekend income tax filing assistance from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). Manager of Customer Service with the Authority, Fay Greenidge, encouraged persons who have not yet filed their income tax returns and are having issues to visit the tax clinics. Ms. Greenidge urged: “Take advantage …

Additional Locations For Tax Clinics

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For the next two Saturdays, taxpayers will have additional locations where they can receive free tax filing assistance, as the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) adds Tax Filing Pop-ups at select Community Resource Centres. Manager, Communications and Public Relations at the BRA, Carolyn Williams-Gayle, outlined the locations where taxpayers can get filing assistance. “We will continue to open our customer service …