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Government announced they will take debtors to court for Income Tax arrears

While announcing that the government has extended the period of a hired tax negotiator Chief Minister, the Hon. Reuben Meade said in a GIU release on Thursday  that the Government is prepared to start court proceedings against persons who have outstanding income tax payments.

“Once this two month grace period is over, we are ready to take people to court,” the chief minister, who also is the Minister of Finance said.

A tax negotiator has been hired to encourage persons owing taxes to work out payment plans that can help to bring in the $22 million in monies owed to the government treasury.

Persons are being urged to contact the Inland Revenue Department to settle their arrears or make arrangements for repayment by calling 491-2463 or 491-3211. “All persons concerned are advised to capitalize on this final opportunity to settle their outstanding Income Tax arrears,” a community announcement says.

After August 31, 2011, the Inland Revenue will be launching court cases against debtors.

Meanwhile, former civil servants have been grumbling about the fact that Government has not, according to the Social Security Director Kenneth Scotland, paid the outstanding debt of some $20 million for Social Security payments from 1986. The whispers are that they are considering court action against Social Security and the government because of the pension non-payment since November last year.

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While announcing that the government has extended the period of a hired tax negotiator Chief Minister, the Hon. Reuben Meade said in a GIU release on Thursday  that the Government is prepared to start court proceedings against persons who have outstanding income tax payments.

“Once this two month grace period is over, we are ready to take people to court,” the chief minister, who also is the Minister of Finance said.

A tax negotiator has been hired to encourage persons owing taxes to work out payment plans that can help to bring in the $22 million in monies owed to the government treasury.

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Persons are being urged to contact the Inland Revenue Department to settle their arrears or make arrangements for repayment by calling 491-2463 or 491-3211. “All persons concerned are advised to capitalize on this final opportunity to settle their outstanding Income Tax arrears,” a community announcement says.

After August 31, 2011, the Inland Revenue will be launching court cases against debtors.

Meanwhile, former civil servants have been grumbling about the fact that Government has not, according to the Social Security Director Kenneth Scotland, paid the outstanding debt of some $20 million for Social Security payments from 1986. The whispers are that they are considering court action against Social Security and the government because of the pension non-payment since November last year.