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Gov’t rolling out upgraded tax admin system in March 2023

The Inland Revenue Department in its bid to improve its database to allow taxpayers greater access and flexibility is preparing its Standard Integrated Government Tax Administration System – SIGTAS 3.0 to go live in March 2023. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department Mrs. Karen Smith-Aaron recently revealed that taxpayers will be able to submit registration forms online, print registration certificates, make queries about accounts, check unfiled tax periods, follow the status of pending requests, and communicate easily with the tax administration through an embedded messaging centre. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department Mrs. Karen Smith-Aaron recently revealed that taxpayers will be able to submit registration forms online, print registration certificates, make queries about accounts, check unfiled tax periods, follow the status of pending requests, and communicate easily with the tax administration through an embedded messaging centre. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Inland Revenue Department in its bid to improve its database to allow taxpayers greater access and flexibility is preparing its Standard Integrated Government Tax Administration System – SIGTAS 3.0 to go live in March 2023.

The Revinue department in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology has created the system to facilitate the submission of online payments via the Government e-payment gateway and it will also automate the administration of all taxes and licenses. 

Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department Mrs. Karen Smith-Aaron recently revealed that taxpayers will be able to submit registration forms online, print registration certificates, make queries about accounts, check unfiled tax periods, follow the status of pending requests, and communicate easily with the tax administration through an embedded messaging centre.

Mrs. Smith-Aaron said, “Taxpayers are at the heart of the new system. They are now empowered to view their tax information.”

All residents of working age asked to register 

The commissioner said in order to facilitate this upgrade, all residents of employable age are required to be registered. She said members of the public must provide either a valid passport or driver’s license along with their Social Security Card, and an email address to ensure that registration is successful.

Mrs. Smith-Aaron said the Inland Revenue Department is “committed to assessing the taxes, licences, and fees due to the Government of the Virgin Islands while applying the tax laws with fairness and integrity, and in an atmosphere of mutual respect.’’

The Inland Revenue Department strives to maintain compliance according to local and international standards while fostering the economic and social well-being of the Virgin Islands. 

 

8 Responses to “Gov’t rolling out upgraded tax admin system in March 2023”

  • Website Not Working (21/01/2023, 15:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It states on Government’s website that 5 January, 2023 the Inland Revenue’s website http://www.eregisterfortax.gov.vg/ was going Live and it has still not gone Live.

    A Billboard just went up at the Roundabout in town saying 5 Jan (it’s 21 Jan) but the site is still not Live.

    Inland Revenue Department please provide an update on the both Government’s website and the Billboard.

    https://bvi.gov.vg/inland-revenue-new-tax-system-awareness
  • and you could take that to the bank (21/01/2023, 15:35) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    We the voters gonna roll them out of power same way
  • Staff efficiency... (21/01/2023, 15:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Without willing, capable and efficient staff, no matter how good a system you have it will fail...
  • Doll (21/01/2023, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the employers stop deducting salaries with no intention of paying the taxes to Inland Revenue. Its not your money, pay the Government their taxes. Its also important that all employed person check IR to make sure they are registered with Inland Revenue and that their taxes are current. This also goes for NHI and Social Security too. A lot of local small businesses think they should pocket your hard earned money instead of paying the salary deductions to the different Government entities. Such unscrupulous practice!

    • @Doll (22/01/2023, 07:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only unscrupulous? See the following definition of fraud:

      In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law or criminal law, or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong.

      Keeping tax/NHI monies withheld is a long known practice around here but nothing has been done.
  • Site not opening (21/01/2023, 21:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I tried up to Friday and the site os not active. Hope it dont end up like the worl permit system they were trying at Labour

    Anyway, wenin week 3 let's get it moving please
  • Really (23/01/2023, 09:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Slowly but surely you all would wake up because the beast system wouldn't be able to hide since it's the digital system which is the New World Order control system. I bet you all like technology to do everything for you lazy self. People want everything at a snap of your finger but a rude awakening is coming. Everyone is being watched and listened to 24 hours a day via, cameras,tv,radio,phones etc. Technology is the down fall of man and you all need to wake up and save the kids they need protection from the people running this devil earth


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