That was Chief Valuation Officer of the Inland Revenue Department – Nevis, Mensa Adams.
The role of the Chief Valuation Officer is responsible for the supervision of all valuations, ensuring all properties are appropriately classified and that the Saint Christopher and Nevis Property Tax Act 2006 (No. 13 of 2006) is administered in a fair and equitable manner.
Annually in the month of June, land owners are expected to pay their property tax. However, all late payments will attract interest:
Meantime, the St. Kitts and Nevis Inland Revenue Department has announced the commencement of its inaugural Long Essay Competition for secondary students throughout the federation.
This competition seeks to get youths to analyze the impact of property taxes on local communities or propose innovative ideas and strategies for reforming the property tax system.
The two topics for consideration are: The Impact of Property Taxes on Local Communities: Analyze how property taxes affect the economic, social and educational aspects of local communities and Property Tax Reform: Propose innovative ideas and strategies for reforming the property tax system to make it more equitable, efficient and responsive to changing community needs.
The competition began on Wednesday, June 7th and will end on Friday, July 7th, 2023. Entries should be between 500 to 1000 words in length and should be submitted to the IRD’s designated email address: email@example.com. The winners of the competition will be announced on July 17th, 2023.
Participants are encouraged to explore multiple perspectives, conduct in-depth research, and present their arguments coherently and persuasively.