Tax re­lief me­a­su­res ex­ten­ded to Sep­tem­ber

Times of Suriname - - KINDERPAGI­NA -

The Govern­ment of Gu­y­a­na has gran­ted a fur­ther ex­ten­si­on to the ti­me­li­ne on the exis­ting tax re­lief me­a­su­res for af­fec­ted in­di­vi­du­als and bu­si­nes­ses. The Gu­y­a­na Re­ve­nue Aut­ho­ri­ty (GRA) Thurs­day an­noun­ced an ex­ten­si­on of its CO­VID­19 tax re­lief which was sche­du­led to end on Ju­ne 30th. The ex­ten­si­on will al­low per­sons an ad­di­ti­o­nal three months to sub­mit the ne­ces­sa­ry pay­ments and do­cu­men­ta­ti­ons.

The ex­ten­si­on, which ca­ters for the re­mo­val of VAT on wa­ter, elec­tri­ci­ty and do­mestic air tra­vel, has now been ex­ten­ded to Sep­tem­ber 30th 2020. In a press re­lea­se GRA al­so no­t­ed that first ti­me ap­pli­cants as well as per­sons wis­hing to re­new their dri­vers li­cen­ce will soon be­ne­fit from a dri­ve­thru fa­ci­li­ty at its La­ma­ha Street Par­king Lot that will al­low per­sons to up­lift their li­cen­ses af­ter com­ple­ting the ap­pli­ca­ti­on/re­ne­wal and on­li­ne pay­ment pro­ce­du­re.

GRA al­so emp­ha­si­zed that in­di­vi­du­als and com­pa­nies not af­fec­ted by CO­VID­19, will be re­qui­red to com­ply with the sta­tu­to­ry due da­tes for the pay­ment of taxes. In an ef­fort to com­bat the spread of CO­VID­19 and en­cou­ra­ge per­sons to ad­he­re to the re­gu­la­ti­ons set out by the Na­ti­o­nal CO­VID­19 Task For­ce, an ex­ter­nal sta­ti­on was es­ta­blis­hed at the Gu­y­a­na Post Of­fi­ce Cor­po­ra­ti­on (GPOC) for pay­ments of In­ter­nal Re­ve­nue, VAT, Cust­oms trans­ac­ti­ons and Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle li­cen­ses.

Among other me­a­su­res, GRA has es­ta­blis­hed ear­ly wor­king hours at its Camp Street he­ad­quar­ters and has al­so re­lo­ca­ted so­me of its Li­cen­ce Re­ve­nue ser­vi­ces to its Smyth Street buil­ding. The re­lo­ca­ted ser­vi­ces are Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Trans­fers, New Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Re­gi­stra­ti­ons, Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Exa­mi­na­ti­ons and cas­hie­ring. All other taxes are due and paya­ble in ac­cor­dan­ce with the law, GRA said. This in­clu­des Ba­lan­ce of Tax pay­ments for Cor­po­ra­ti­on Tax and In­co­me Tax due for Year of In­co­me 2019 which was paya­ble by April 30, 2020. “In­te­rest and pe­nal­ties, though ap­pli­ca­ble for la­te fi­ling and pay­ment, may be wai­ved by the Com­mis­si­o­ner Ge­ne­ral for just cau­se,” GRA no­t­ed.

“The Gu­y­a­na Re­ve­nue Aut­ho­ri­ty wis­hes to re­mind the ge­ne­ral pu­blic that the aut­ho­ri­ty will con­ti­nue to strict­ly mo­ni­tor vi­sits to its of­fi­ce and will on­ly al­low a li­mi­ted num­ber of per­sons en­te­ring the buil­ding. Per­sons will be re­qui­red to un­der­go man­da­to­ry bo­dy tem­pe­ra­tu­re checks. The wea­ring of mas­ks and sa­ni­ti­zing of hands will con­ti­nue to remain in ef­fect,” the re­lea­sed ad­ded.

(Kai­e­teur News)

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