Filing

In this section you can save time and money by filing your income tax return online.

File Your Tax Return

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is offering a number of services by internet that will be fast, convenient, uncomplicated, free, safe and secure. The whole idea is to help you register with the BRA, file your returns, query your payments, your obligations, the status of your tax refunds and more.

 

With TAMIS, your national registration number is no longer your Tax Identification Number (TIN). In order to receive your new TIN, you're required to register online. (hyperlink ‘online’ with https://tamis.bra.gov.bb )

How to Register?

Individuals:

First-time registration (for persons who have never filed before)

Re-registration (for persons who have previously filed in E-tax)

Companies:

100% ONLINE TAX ADMINISTRATION

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is offering a number of online services that are fast, convenient, uncomplicated, free, safe and secure on its new integrated Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) portal. Please note that only Business Sector taxpayers are required to register and file using TAMIS from June 1,2018.

Learn more Visit TAMIS Website

Individuals

Who should file a Personal Income Tax (PIT) return?

  • All self-employed persons
  • Employees with an annual income above $25,000
  • Contributory pensioners with an annual income (from any source) above $40,000

A Personal Income Tax return is required to be filed once a year by April 30, for the previous calendar year's earnings. For example, your 2019 return (what you earned in 2019) should be filed in TAMIS by April 30 of the following year.

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How to File PIT?

Income Tax Filing for Individuals - Things you need to know

How to File Your Personal Income Tax Return in TAMIS

 

 

 

 

Who qualifies for the Reverse Tax Credit (RTC)?

An Individual who:

  1. a) is resident in Barbados and,
  2. b) earns $25 000 or less annually but not more than $2,083.33 monthly; 
  3. c) worked for at least four months during the income year and earned a minimum of $1,000 per month, or $250 per week.  

 NB: The following are not entitled to the Reverse Tax Credit:

  1. a) directors,
  2. b) self-employed persons and,
  3. c) persons in receipt of income from goods and services.

 

What you need to File for Reverse Tax Credit (RTC)?

  • Valid TAMIS Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Your username & password
  • Your spouse has a valid TAMIS TIN
  • It must be filed within two (2) years. For example, a 2019 RTC must be filed by December 31, 2021.

 

How to File for a Reverse Tax Credit?

  1. Go to https://tamis.bra.gov.bb
  2. Log in with your username (e.g. janedoe2) and password (e.g. tamis$19)
  3. Click Return then Add return. For Tax Type choose Reverse Tax Credit and choose the income year for which you are filing, (e.g. “2018” for a return being filed in 2019).
  4. Click Create Return and then Start
  5. Select your Occupation, Marital Status, enter Spouse’s TIN (if applicable) and answer all relevant questions.
  6. Ensure the figures for your Income from Employment and National Insurance Benefits are correct. Note: If information is not correct, please Cancel the return and contact your employer/s.
  7. Refund Claimed shows the total amount of the tax refund you are claiming.
  8. Click Yes to receiving your refund as a direct deposit, enter your Bank/Credit Union, Branch and Account Number.
  9. Click Next and then on the Supporting Documents page click Next.
  10. Review your return summary to ensure the information is correct. Check the Declaration Box and click Submit.
  11. The Confirmation page shows the Reverse Tax Credit claim amount for the year your filed.

 

How to file a Reverse Tax Credit Return