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BRA Announces Land Tax Instalments and Extended Deadline

09/22/2020 02:52 PM
Barbados Revenue Authority Press Releases

(Bridgetown, September 22, 2020) The deadline for the 10% discount on 2020-2021 Land Tax bills has been extended to September 30, 2020, and payments can now be made in three equal monthly instalments.

This from Communications Officer at the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), Erica Lazare.

“Taxpayers are eligible for the 10% discount through the instalment option if the first instalment is paid by September 30, 2020, and the final instalment is made on or before November 30, 2020. There is no requirement to enter into a written arrangement to benefit from the discount, as the discount will be applied when the final payment is made,” she explained.

Lazare noted that the deadline for the 5% discount on Land Tax bills has also been extended to December 31, 2020, adding that a Policy Guidance Note on this matter is available on the BRA website at bra.gov.bb.

She shared the decision for the extension and recommended that persons utilise the various payment options available.

“In light of current levels of unemployment and delays with the delivery of international mail brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it was necessary to allow more time for taxpayers to benefit from the discounts.”

The Authority has expanded its payment options which now include EZpay+ at ezpay.gov.bb, the Cave Shepherd mobile App, SurePay Online and online banking platforms of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and First Citizens Bank.

Additionally, customers may use the drop boxes at the Authority’s payment centres for cheque payments. All cheque payments must be accompanied by the bill or have the Map Reference Number written on the back of the cheque.

Over-the-counter payments can be made at the Authority’s Bridge Street Mall; Weymouth Corporate Centre; Holetown Public Complex and Oistins locations, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Warrens Tower II is open from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SurePay locations are also available.