Inland Revenue Department Reform Initiative
Castries, July 9, 2015
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is currently undertaking a major reform initiative which encompasses a review of its processes, procedures and operational structure with the aim of providing taxpayers with more efficient and timely service.
The main objectives of IRD’s reform programme are to:
Effective Monday, July 13, 2015 the IRD will implement it’s first phase of the two year initiative with the establishment of the Large and Medium Taxpayer Section i.e all taxpayers with revenue of $400,000 and above. This new Section will be located in the building on Manoel Street which currently houses the VAT Section and will comprise the following functional areas – Taxpayers Services, Audit, Collections & Enforcements and Late Non-Filers & Enforcements, and will be responsible for all tax types (excluding property tax). All other taxpayers will be managed by the Small & Micro Taxpayer Section which will be housed at the IRD office (Heraldine Rock Building) on the Waterfront.
We will be contacting all identified large and medium taxpayers, during the months of July and August 2015, to provide further advice and guidance.The modernization of any large entity is a challenge and will require time and patience as new processes and operation procedures are implemented.