Barbados Revenue Authority planning an aggressive recovery of overdue fees

April in Barbados like many places in the world is the time to settle outstanding taxes, and the new Umbrella group – the Barbados Revenue Authority – plan to seriously flag and recoup from defaulters.

At Heroes Square over the weekend, the Authority hosted a Tax Fair on Heroes Square in front of Parliament in the City in an effort to encourage Barbadians to comply and settle their taxes voluntarily rather than having their wages garnished (which is a deduction before direct deposits) or their property has a lien placed on it (in worst case scenarios, land can and has been auctioned off to settle outstanding fees).

Both acting Commissioner Wayne Forde and Manager of Communications and PR, Mrs Carolyn Williams Gayle, were on hand to directly assist with questions from any customers.

When asked about delinquency, the acting Commissioner says the challenge was especially noticeable when different divisions were incorporated in to the single entity of the BRA as it is now known;-

The Communications and PR Manager also clarified a concern expressed by those who wanted to file taxes themselves at when they did not see the current fiscal period, she explained the steps needed to bring all documentation up to date;-

Both Mrs Williams-Gayle and Mr Forde (the Acting Commissioner) also explained every Saturday this month; the BRA will host a number of fairs at both the Treasury Building and in Holetown for anyone requiring assistance to file their taxes.

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