The Barbados Revenue Authority says it will be implementing measures so employees will not be negatively impacted by their inability to file by May 31.
In a statement today, Manager of Communications and PR at the Authority Carolyn Williams-Gayles said both employees and employers have been experiencing challenges.
“Over the last few days leading up to the deadline, we have seen a steady stream of persons coming to our offices for assistance and reporting that their information is not in the system. Some of the major challenges for this year have been the tardy submission of TINs to employers and third party providers as well as the late upload of employee information,” she explained.
“During this week we also saw persons still coming to register and submit TINs to employers. As these numbers are submitted, the providers have to replace the information, which was previously uploaded into TAMIS with an updated file. This all contributes to delays in persons seeing their information.”
Williams-Gayle also issued a reminder that all individuals earning income over $25,000, pensioners in receipt of a pension over $40,000 and all self-employed persons, including those who have made under $25,000 are required to file personal income tax.
She noted that members of the public coming to the Authority for assistance should 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 to help the process go much faster.