Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit has addressed the nation on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and shared various aspects of the Commonwealth of Dominica. He also declared several decisions that have been taken by the government in recent times for the people of the Caribbean country.
As per the announcement made by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, the government of Dominica has decided to extend the date for the filling and payment due to the income tax returns and payments. PM Skerrit extended the date by May 31, 2022.
While describing the decision as important, PM Skerrit stated that he has received numerous requests in which people are urging the government to consider an extension of the income tax filing and payment due date by one to two months.
He said that due to the deadly and negative impact of the viral infection of the novel coronavirus people have been forced to survive with difficulties also creates a burden on the livelihoods of the individuals as well as on the operation of businesses.
Outlining the benefits of the decision, PM Skerrit noted, “As a government, this is our responsibility to listen to every person and work to ensure to keep the best interests of the people of every citizen of Dominica. So in the sense of responsibility and duty, the government has taken a decision to extend the filling and payment due date for income tax returns and payments due today March 31, 2022, for income year January 2021 to December 2021.”
So, now the new due date for filing the return across the country is May 31, 2022, as per the prime minister of Dominica.
Explaining the decision, PM Skerrit emphasized that the additional time and extended time will assist the residents of the country and will allow the business to complete their entire paperwork as well as massage various other funds to meet the obligations of the government.
Expressing his pleasure over the decision, PM Skerrit affirmed, “We are very glad that the country is in a position to assist the people of Dominica as COVID-19 has impacted the entire world negatively and every people worldwide. Governments, Businesses and Inveadivaiduls, and every people from all types of fields have been affected. The Commonwealth of Dominica is the country that is the exception to counter the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a prolonged storm that we have to weather collectively.”
While assuring the Dominicans, PM Skerrit said that he is sure that the decisions will get some relief to business owners as together the government and citizens have created devised ways to continue to build a resilient sustainable economy and country.