Drop-box locations for manual tax returns’ submission
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has set up drop-boxes across the country for taxpayers who choose to submit tax returns by hand. However, the Agency continues to encourage the public to register with the Optimal Revenue Management System (RMS) as a viable alternative for filing.
The boxes are located at GRA Headquarters at Camp Street, Georgetown; Licence Revenue Office at Smyth Street, Georgetown; Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) Ground floor (Robb Street, entrance); GRA Parking Lot at Railway embankment junction (between Lamaha and Camp Streets); Integrated Regional Tax Offices (IRTOs) at Anna Regina, Parika, New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Bartica and Linden.
GRA, on Wednesday, said that in the interest of public safety and to avoid the risks associated with large gatherings during the pandemic, the drop-box will be the only mechanism for taxpayers submitting returns manually this year. Taxpayers are therefore advised to ensure that their returns are correctly filled, signed and accompanied by valid financial statement/emolument slips, where necessary. No receipts will be issued at this time, the GRA has said.
Alternatively, the Authority has implemented the online platform, Optimal Revenue Management System (RMS), which allows registered taxpayers to submit returns online. For more information on the registration and sign-up process, visit the Optimal Resource page, https://www.gra.gov.gy/optimal/ or https://eservices.gra.gov.gy/.
Section 60 of the Income Tax Act Chapter 81:01 requires income earners (individual and business) to deliver to the Commissioner-General a true and correct return of the whole of their income from every source whatsoever for the year immediately preceding the year of assessment, and shall, if absent from Guyana, give the name and address of an agent residing therein.