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St Kitts And Nevis Seeks To Improve Tax Administration

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 April, 2016

The Comptroller of Saint Kitts and Nevis's Inland Revenue Department, Edward Gift, said the agency aims to become a "world class tax administration" in the next ten years.

"We want to provide better services to our customers" and to be "efficient and ensure that we are also minimizing our cost as much as possible."

Gift said that the Department is well on its way to achieving its goal. "We have pockets of that emerging in terms of the activities that we do," said Gift. "We were probably, based upon our research, among the top-five in the Caribbean actually to offer e-services to our taxpayers. We know we are one of the first in the Caribbean in terms of offering customer advisory visits to our customers who register for taxes."

He said that in order for Saint Kitts and Nevis to remain a competitive, low-tax territory, compliance rates need to be improved, up from a compliance rate of around 85 percent currently.

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