Final Tax Clinics This Weekend
Taxpayers have just one week remaining to file their 2018 Personal Income Tax (PIT) returns, before the extended filing deadline comes to a close on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Manager Communications and PR at the Authority, Carolyn Williams-Gayle, reminds persons that this is the last weekend option for getting assistance with filing.
“We are urging all taxpayers who need assistance with filing to take advantage of the Tax Clinics scheduled for this weekend. In addition to having our offices at the Treasury Building and Holetown open, we will be hosting clinics this Saturday at the Resource Centres in Deacons, Gall Hill, Briar Hall, Rices and Holy Innocent’s Church with all sessions running from 9 am to 3 pm,” she said.
“We want to remind taxpayers to walk with their identification card, TAMIS username and password as well as their banking information and where applicable, a valid TAMIS number for their spouse when coming to the clinics to help the process go much faster.”
She also noted that there were some persons who have been delinquent in submitting their Tax Identification Number (TIN) to their employers.
“While there have been some technical challenges, we have been addressing them speedily. A major challenge with the filing process is in relation to some employees who have be tardy in their employers with their TIN. This is a key element in having information uploaded into the system to facilitate the filing process. When persons did not submit their TINs to their employers, previous employers or other third party information providers we had to create a work around in order for those providers to comply with their statutory obligations,” she explained.
“The information from those individuals is trickling in too slowly. As these numbers are submitted, the providers have to take down the information which they have uploaded into TAMIS and replace it with an updated file. This is contributing to delays for some employees seeing their information and is a case where those who were early are hampered by those who chose to be delinquent.”