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  1. Revenue Authority’s Bridge Street Office Open for Payments on Saturdays

    The Barbados Revenue Authority will open its Bridge Street Mall location every Saturday throughout April as part of its efforts to improve service during the tax season. For the special Saturday openings, taxpayers can make in-person payments between 9 am to 3 pm for all tax and vehicle registration transactions. Carolyn Williams-Gayle, senior manager (ag) […]

    April 21, 2023BusinessNo comments
  2. Sunrise Airways CEO joins calls for reform of Caribbean aviation taxation system

    Philippe Bayard, CEO of Sunrise Airways – Haiti’s hometown airline – has added his voice to the call for reform of the Caribbean’s aviation taxation system, which he believes is hindering the growth of intra-regional air travel. Despite strong international air route growth and new entrants into the market, Bayard believes the outdated system is acting as a […]

    April 6, 2023Featured, TravelNo comments
  3. No fooling – Santo Domingo authorises 15% minimum wage increase effective 1st April

    Dominican Republic’s National Salary Committee under their Ministry of Labor approved a 15% increase in minimum wages for private employees not in pre-determined sectors as of 1 April 2023. An additional 4% was approved to go into effect in February 2024. Minimum wages in non-sectorized companies range from RD$11,900 in microbusiness to RD$21,000 in large […]

    March 12, 2023PoliticalNo comments
  4. Difficult Conversations – “I Forgive You” by Grenville Phillips II

    I normally take my best advice. Therefore, I wish to publicly forgive those whom I have publicly criticised for doing me harm. POLITICAL PARTIES. I forgive the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration for what the BLP called “the lost decade”. During seven years of that decade, I was not allowed to tender on construction projects […]

    January 16, 2023Editorial, PoliticalNo comments

    CARICOM rum producers are about to face a battle against orchestrated initiatives to increase taxes on imported glass bottles.  They maintain that these changes could make importing glass bottles more expensive for them and a number of other players in the manufacturing sector, including small entrepreneurs, and therefore reduce the competitiveness of manufacturers across the […]

    December 15, 2022Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Barbados Revenue Authority: 10,000 Final Notices Issued

    The Barbados Revenue Authority has issued final demand notices in relation to arrears on Land Tax accumulated for over 10 years. This action follows the opportunity extended last year, for persons to possibly have interest waived on tax arrears. Revenue Commissioner, Louisa Lewis-Ward, explained that this outreach represents an opportunity for property owners to work […]

    November 12, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The Barbados Revenue Authority has completed the processing of over $19 million in personal income tax (PIT) refunds to eligible taxpayers for income year 2021. Over 27,000 taxpayers will receive refunds. As the disbursement process continues, and having phased out the issuance of cheques for current refunds, eligible persons are reminded to expect their refunds […]

    November 11, 2022BusinessNo comments
  8. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parcel Deliveries, or not? That is the Question…

    I need to describe an area of HIGH importance which I feel can hinder Barbados’s further development. I will relate a personal unplanned experience which I am still encountering and which I consider to be poor service. This has left me exasperated as it prevented my registered company in Barbados from finalizing a dental in-house […]

    October 21, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Single Electronic Window introduced at Small Business Week Launch 2022

    Members of the Small Business Association learned of a new programme forthcoming which has the potential to either work alongside or maybe even replace ASYCUDA when it comes to making trade easier. This was revealed over the weekend at Flow Business in Warrens when Permamemt Secretary Francia Jordan was speaking on behalf of minister Sandra […]

    September 5, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Land Tax Bill Distribution to Begin in August

    The Barbados Revenue Authority advises that distribution of the Land Tax Bills for the financial year 2022-2023 will begin in August. These bills will bear an issue date of August 15, 2022 and taxpayers will benefit from a 10 per cent discount if payment is made in full within 30 days of the issue date […]

    July 28, 2022BusinessNo comments
  11. Address to Barbadians by Prime Minister Mottley regarding VAT, Electricity and Basket of Goods

    Good afternoon, fellow Barbadians. I address you this afternoon as we face a world that is characterized by a level of uncertainty like nothing that we have experienced in recent decades. This uncertainty started in earnest with the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, but today has escalated with a whole host of challenges that […]

    July 16, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Revenue Authority Expands Opening Hours at Pine & Bridge St Mall

    The Barbados Revenue Authority has enhanced its service offerings to the public by lengthening the opening hours at two of its busiest locations from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The new opening time forms part of the Authority’s customer-centric mandate to continue improving its service delivery. This follows the recent reopening and […]

    June 27, 2022BusinessNo comments
  13. Pine Payment Centre Reopening with Additional Services

    The Barbados Revenue Authority announces that its Pine location will reopen as of Monday, June 13, 2022. Persons are encouraged to make payments online wherever possible. TAMIS payments can be made online at and Land Tax payments can be made online at and using SurePay Online or SurePay physical outlets. Additionally, applications for […]

    June 13, 2022Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Barbados Private Sector Association, (BPSA) issues veiled, lukewarm reply to Budget 2022 from the Mottley Administration

    The Barbados Private Sector Association, (BPSA) being cognizant of the economic and social challenges particularly following the devasting impact of the 2020 pandemic, recognizes the effort of the Barbados Government to introduce measures and strategies for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and the nation as a whole. That there is some austerity in some of […]

    March 16, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Barbados Revenue Authority: 2022 Filing Templates Available for Download

    The Barbados Revenue Authority informs employers that the Microsoft Excel template used to file monthly Pay As You Earn (PAYE) returns for the income year 2022, is now available. In addition, entities that deduct Withholding Tax are advised that the 2022 template is available to file their monthly Withholding Tax returns. These third-party templates, utilised […]

    February 5, 2022BusinessNo comments
  16. Country-by-Country Reporting Information Sessions Next Month

    Following the enactment of the Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Act, 2021-27, the Barbados Revenue Authority will conduct information sessions on the requirements of the legislation in February 2022. The Act which came into effect on 31 December, 2021 is the domestic, legal, and administrative framework to impose and enforce country-by-country reporting requirements on […]

    January 12, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Barbarbados Revenue Authority reminds CIT Prepayment Deadline Approaching

    The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is reminding corporate taxpayers with a fiscal year end anytime between October 01 and December 31, that their prepayment obligation for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is due on December 15, 2021. The Authority encourages taxpayers to make their CIT payments online in TAMIS. Additionally, over-the-counter transactions can be conducted at […]

    December 13, 2021EventsNo comments
  18. Barbadians have started to receive their 2020 Personal Income Tax (PIT) refunds in addition to their 2020 Reverse Tax Credit refunds

    Taxpayers have started to receive their 2020 Personal Income Tax (PIT) refunds as well as their 2020 Reverse Tax Credit refunds. The Barbados Revenue Authority has indicated that over $20 million in personal income tax (PIT) refunds and over $15 million in 2020 reverse tax credit (RTC) refunds are being paid out. The refunds will […]

    December 2, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Late Opening for Revenue Authority on Friday Morning

    The Barbados Revenue Authority advises the public that all of its offices will open for business at 9:30 am on Friday 29th October 2021. The Authority reminds taxpayers that payments for all income and value added taxes can be made online in TAMIS. Additionally, payments for land tax can be made online via the EZpay and […]

    October 28, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. BRA Continues Service Reforms with New Contact Centre Platform

    Persons no longer need to get in line to access customer service assistance at the Barbados Revenue Authority. Last Monday, the tax administration went live with an upgraded contact centre management solution for its operations. Carolyn Williams-Gayle, the Authority’s manager communications and PR indicated that the transition to the new Contact Centre platform is another […]

    October 13, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  21. BRA’s Customer Service Centre Moves Online Temporarily

    The Barbados Revenue Authority Customer Service Centre will move online temporarily to promote the use of its new Contact Centre. The Authority advises the public, that only cash and cheque payments including those for licensing transactions will be facilitated at our payment locations. For Customer Service queries the public may call our new Contact Centre […]

    October 3, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Barbados Revenue Authority’s Warrens Closure until Wednesday

    Barbadians are advised the Barbados Revenue Authority’s payment and customer service offices in the Warren Towers II building is closed today – Monday 6th September and tomorrow Tuesday 7th September 2021. All other locations will be open for business. Service at the Warrens location is expected to resume on Wednesday 8th September 2021. The Authority […]

    September 6, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. BRA Encourages Land Tax Defaulters to Settle Arrears

    To date, over $400 million in Land Tax arrears remains unpaid to the Barbados Government. In response, the Barbados Revenue Authority (“the Authority“) has ramped up its efforts to encourage property owners to settle their outstanding bills through a payment plan programme. “I advise taxpayers who are constrained financially in clearing their tax debt to […]

    September 1, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. All payment centres of the Barbados Revenue Authority to close early

    Barbadians should be aware all payment centres of the Barbados Revenue Authority will close at 1 p.m. on Friday 16th July 2021 to facilitate a staff meeting. All other sections of the Authority will close at 2:30 p.m. The public is reminded that land tax payments can be made online via the EZpay and SurePay […]

    July 15, 2021BusinessNo comments
  25. Final Tax Clinic at Horatio Cooke Auditorium Tomorrow

    Tomorrow 31st May 2021 concludes the Barbados Revenue Authority’s series of tax clinics held at the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), headquarters on Dalkeith Road. It also brings to a close the extended filing and payment deadline for 2020 Personal Income Tax (PIT) returns. The clinics form part of the Authority’s ongoing efforts to […]

    May 30, 2021BusinessNo comments