Tax obligations for Carnival Mas Bands and Monday Night Mas packages

Band leaders are encouraged to come into the Division to regularize their registration status before February 15th, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAX OBLIGATIONS FOR CARNIVAL MAS BANDS
Jan 17th, 2020

The Inland Revenue Division (IRD) wishes to remind the general public that, the sale of “Fancy Mas” carnival costumes and Monday Night Mas packages will attract a 15 percent VAT as of the 2020 tax period.

As communicated last year in the June 11, 2019 news release, this is in keeping with the provisions of the Value Added Tax Act 2009.

Learn more here

Band leaders are encouraged to come into the Division to regularize their registration status before February 15th, 2020.

Band­ lead­ers, who have formed a com­pa­ny or al­ter­nate­ly op­er­ate in their own name (Sole Trader), please note the following for:

  • A Company structure: the requirement would be to file and pay Cor­po­ra­tion Income Tax along with other applicable taxes.
  •  A Sole Trader structure: the requirement would be to file and pay Personal In­come Tax, along with other applicable taxes.

Please also be reminded that in accordance with the provisions of the VAT Act, prices quoted by promoters on tickets for all public entertainment events should be VAT INCLUSIVE.

Inland Revenue, Division Striving for Greater Taxpayer Compliance.

 

Comptroller
Inland Revenue Division

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