Saturday 20 April, 2019

VIDEO: About 70 000 registered with TAMIS

Carolyn Williams-Gayle, Communications Manager, BRA, pleased with how the registration phase is going so far.

Carolyn Williams-Gayle, Communications Manager, BRA, pleased with how the registration phase is going so far.

More than 75 per cent of Barbadians who were predicted to switch to the new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) have completed their registration.

Making this announcement during last Friday’s Tax Fair in Heroes’ Square in Bridgetown, was the Communications Manager for the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), Carolyn Williams-Gayle.

She told Loop News that it was projected that some 90 000 persons would need to register.

“In terms of the numbers that have already registered in the system, there are just about 70, 000 persons. Last year our estimate for persons would have been about 90,000 persons. So we’re almost there.”

Speaking to the switch, she reiterated that TAMIS is to make life easier for employees and employers.

She said that with the advent of TAMIS, there will be one system for filing instead of the old eTax for income tax and VITA for VAT. “We’re moving from two systems… the reason why we are moving to one system is to make things a little bit more seamless and so that it is less cumbersome than to have to go to two different systems and it makes administration easier for us as well.”

 

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