Delinquent property owners have been put on notice by the Barbados Revenue Authority.
Acting Revenue Commissioner, Wayne Forde, says the Authority is preparing to roll out new measures aimed at collecting outstanding tax revenue.
He says land tax arrears in particular will be easier to settle, as the B.R.A. has the authority to put the property up for public auction, if more than 60 days passes after the end of the financial year.
Mr. Forde was speaking during a press conference to announce a new partnership between the B.R.A. and Cave Shepherd and Company Limited.
Over 35 thousand Cave Shepherd cardholders now have the option of paying their land tax bills via the company’s mobile app.
Director of Card Services, Alison Browne-Ellis, says customers have already been making use of the new feature since the pilot phase which started in December.
In addition to the Cave Shepherd Mobile App, taxpayers can also pay their land tax bills using government’s payment platform, E-Z Pay Plus.
Director of the Data Processing Unit in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Rodney Taylor, says since it was re-launched in 2019, that platform has seen just under 14 hundred transactions.