The initiative, which is the first in a series of innovative events to aid public education by the Department, is designed to increase public awareness with respect to the role and operations of the Inland Revenue Department and better educating the public about their responsibilities as taxpayers and citizens.
The first saw a large number of persons from the Sandy Point community, as well as other surrounding villages, turning out to ask questions and dialogue with the staff of the Inland Revenue Department.
The second last Saturday 9th June, was held in Old Road Village, next to the Fisheries Complex.
The Department will mount its Mobile Tax Information Center in Cayon, on the lawn adjacent Maynard’s Park on Saturday 16th June and on Saturday 23rd June on Fort Street, Basseterre.
All events are expected to run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm except the event in Basseterre, which will close at 4:00 pm.
The feedback from the general public has been described as tremendous and the Department has expressed thanks for the support that they have received thus far from the public, the Department said in a news release.
It disclosed that over the course of the next few weeks and months, the Department intends to increase public awareness and interest in its new taxpayer outreach programme and customers will no longer be confined to its main location in Basseterre, but will have the option of turning up at anyone of the temporary mobile centres to enquire and/or settle any tax matter.
The IRD also reminded the public that payment of Property Taxes in St. Kitts and Nevis becomes due and payable on or before June 30th, 2012, after which penalties and interest will accrue at 1 percent per month or 12 percent per annum.