Municipal tax extension

The date for the first instalment payment of the new Municipal Solid Waste Tax has been extended to July 28.

The Revenue Commissioner of the Barbados Revenue Authority, Margaret Sivers, said bills showing the amount property owners were required to pay for the current year had been issued and should be received shortly.

She also explained that the tax was calculated at a rate of 0.3 per cent of the site value of all properties with an improved value, whether for residential or commercial use. The tax may be paid in two equal instalments.

“Failure to pay the tax by the specified dates will result in a penalty of five per cent of the tax demanded and unpaid,” Sivers said.

“In addition to the penalty imposed, interest at the rate of one per cent for each month on the penalty and the unpaid tax at the prescribed time will be charged.” (BGIS)

Source: (BGIS)

16 Responses to Municipal tax extension

  1. Sherry Gittens
    Sherry Gittens June 20, 2014 at 12:45 am

    How many more can the people really take …..if you all had properly correct and place certain recycling things in place we would not be in this position …

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  2. Tammy Browne
    Tammy Browne June 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Can you imagine the madness that will decend on the payment location. Are these people really serious? The notices have not even arrived. Persons are expected to find this money out of the blue when they don’t even know how much it will be. This is the worst government since adult suffrage in truth. #truestory

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    • David E Hall
      David E Hall June 20, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Amen Tammy!

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    • Angela Thompson Branch
      Angela Thompson Branch June 20, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Where is the bill ? Two installments how much could that possibly be ? What happens to people with no job,no money,children to buy uniforms and book for this could not have come at a worst time.This government has no heart or soul.

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  3. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway June 20, 2014 at 1:18 am

    tight dates

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  4. David Hall June 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

    As usual this government brings out the cart and cracks the whip in the absence of the horse. Ads on the radio which threaten persons with penalties for not paying a tax when in fact people, for the most part, have not been informed as to how much they are supposed to pay. I sincerely hope that this “municipal Solid waste disposal tax” is enough to help rid the country of the truly dysfunctional solid waste DLP.

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  5. David E Hall
    David E Hall June 20, 2014 at 6:34 am

    As usual this government brings out the cart and cracks the whip in the absence of the horse. Ads on the radio which threaten persons with penalties for not paying a tax when in fact people, for the most part, have not been informed as to how much they are supposed to pay. I sincerely hope that this “municipal Solid waste disposal tax” is enough to help rid the country of the truly dysfunctional solid waste DLP.

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  6. Caroline Reifer
    Caroline Reifer June 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

    This is ridiculous. People are being taxed into poverty.

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  7. Neysa Huey
    Neysa Huey June 20, 2014 at 8:15 am

    ummm are you sure it was extend to next Monday? Seeing as the original date was Monday 30th June…and next Monday is 23rd June. All other news media are reporting that it has been extended to Monday 28th July!!!!!!!!

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  8. Sue Ward
    Sue Ward June 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    What on earth is this tax? Land tax? Or something new?

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  9. Neysa Huey
    Neysa Huey June 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    wrong reporting. It is extended until end of July to give time for bills to come out.

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  10. Dana Reid Hewitt
    Dana Reid Hewitt June 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Well illegal dumping is a crime, so we gotta pay for dumping 16 bags of solid waste on the govt benches in parliament.

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  11. G Williams June 21, 2014 at 8:56 am

    You know I just cannot help but marvel on how broad the back of the Barbados middle class must be. In the last 6 years regardless of what tax subsidy is removed, tax allowances and deductions removed, tax increased (2 to 10 fold in some instances), new tax introduced, or national benefit decreased we all just grumble to ourselves, grit our teeth and bare it. It must be nice to be the government of Barbados (whichever party in power) and do pretty much whatever you want whenever you want, without so much as a deafening shout from the populous, but rather a constant faint and dis-miscible whimper in the corner. Enter the new Municipal Solid Waste Tax!
    A tax that more than likely only bares its name to provide the populous with some semblance of a justification for its existence, but in truth it’s revenue is slated for an entirely different purpose in the first place. I won’t waste time arguing about the legitimacy of my assertion, I think that more importantly we as Bajan’s, DLP or BLP supporter, it really does not matter, start doing the arithmetic for ourselves. We all need to add up what has and is being done by our government to get Barbados out of our economic slump and ask ourselves truthfully are positive results being achieved? The nice thing about arithmetic is that that in the end there can on be one correct answer.
    Think about this, property tax on a residential property valued $700,000 BDS is between a minimum of $1280 BDS and a maximum of $1500 BDS annually depending on time of payment, however if the publicized rate of the new Municipal Solid Waste tax is indeed 0.3 percent it will yield a required payment of 700000*0.003= $2100 BDS annually for the same property. That is, even more than your property tax! Ask yourself, for what this tax is being sold to the public as does this extremely high value make sense to you? Will the introduction of this new tax, kick start our economy and help produce sustainable, non-artificially inflated job growth, such as the temporary growth that occurs with capital projects? Will it stop private businesses from closing down or corporations from relocating? For some reason despite the lack of positive policy outcomes for the past 6 years the government seems even more resolute in their one dimensional view of how to save the Barbados economy, but try as they might it just won’t add up, one plus one will never equal three.

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  12. Jacqueline Alleyne June 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

    How much more tax is needed to SAVE Barbados. Road Tax was doubled, Land Tax also now a the Solid Waste Tax. If there is no accountability at the top then taxing people will continue because for all the avenues that the Government make money on, appear to have no overheads – there still appears to be a lack of money…. Not only that WHY is it that Property Owners and the poor (due to paying for Uni education now) are now bearing the brunt of the burden when these people never had a voice to agree or disagree with the decisions of Government. Instead of trying to keep up with the US and their tax regime, you need to raise the standards here in Barbados first, you just cant focus on revenue without the required international standards that other countries benefit from. What happened to the BDS $300 or $400 million ????? This question has not been addressed, however they same people now want Municipal Solid Waste Tax ASAP regardless of people’s circumstances.

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  13. Jim October 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Does anyone know exactly what the road tax fees are ? Iq heard they might be base on WEIGHT of all things but can’t find anything showing the structure and break points !!! Even the office don’t know !!!!

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