Kralendijk- The Tax Office for Caribbean Netherlands said in a statement issued today that the tax office will be lenient towards tax payers affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria
The tax office stated that they are aware of the fact that recent hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused a lot of damage in the Caribbean and that they will, therefore, exercise leniency when it comes to assessment and objection procedures and the collection of taxes from tax payers affected by the hurricanes on Saba and St. Eustatius.
The tax office also stated that this leniency will be applied to businesses as well as individuals, but will still have to be within the boundaries of established legislative and regulatory frameworks. The tax office said that they will discuss the possibilities of leniency with the affected taxpayers on an individual basis, as not everyone was affected to the same extent.
Tax payers who believe that they are eligible for an individual arrangement can visit the tax office building on Saba or St. Eustatius or contact the Belastingdienst on Saba via telephone number +599 416 3941 or +599 416 3942 or on St. Eustatius via telephone number +599 318 3325 or +599 318 3326.