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About IRD

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MISSION

The Inland Revenue Department stands committed in its impartial treatment of its customers. We aim to provide an efficient, professional and courteous tax service, while administering the relevant tax laws on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia.


GOALS

The IRD's goals are as follows:

  • To encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws.
  • To advise the public of their rights and responsibilities.
  • To determine the extent of compliance and the cause of non-compliance.
  • To do all things needed for the proper administration of the tax laws by administering legislation fairly, uniformly and courteously.
  • To continually search for and implement new, more efficient and effective ways of accomplishing our Mission.


JURISDICTION

The Department falls under the general jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Security. The Prime Minister is the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Security.

 

The Research, Development & Policy Division of the Ministry is responsible for the planning of tax policy, while the Inland Revenue Department is responsible for administering the various taxes which fall under its authority.


FUNCTIONS & ROLES

The main functions of the Inland Revenue are the assessment and collection of taxes. The Department also functions in an advisory capacity to the Minister of Finance & Planning and the Permanent Secretary.

The Department roles are the following:

  • To encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws and regulations;
  • To advise the public of their rights and responsibilities;
  • To determine the extent of compliance and the cause of non-compliance;
  • To do all things needed for the proper administration and enforcement of the tax laws by administering legislation fairly, uniformly and courteously;
  • To continually search for and implement more efficient and effective ways of accomplishing our mission.

 

Ⓒ2013 Inland Revenue Department, Government of Saint Lucia.