2023 BTS Calendar
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING The Director General of the Belize Tax Service Department (BTSD) hereby notifies all taxpayers that an application for a Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) from the BTSD must be submitted at least one week prior to the date that it is due.
The Mutual Administrative Assistance In Tax Matters (Automatic Exchange Of Country-By-Country Reports) Regulation S.I. No. 57 of 2020 Section (“CbC Regulations”) was published in April 18th, 2020 and has thereafter entered into force. The requirement to file CbC Reports forms part of the enhanced transfer pricing documentation set out in BEPS Action 13 report.
Act no. 14 of 2022 Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (Amendment)
The Director General hereby notifies the General Public that the Belize Tax Service Department Headquarters located at the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building, Mahogany Street Extension will be relocated effective 4th July 2022.
As a result, our office on Mahogany Street will be closed for business on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July 2022. Regular business will resume on Monday 4th July 2022 at 8:00am.
We deeply regret to inform you that the wire transfer details provided for payment of your taxes cannot be utilized for that purpose. We will provide the wire transfer details for tax payment purposes next week.
There will be no penalties or interest charged on late payments that were made because of this error.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused as we work to rectify this issue.
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Automatic Exchange of Information
Tax administrations cooperate with each other to fight tax evasion and protect the integrity of their tax systems. One area in which they can do this is through the “Automatic Exchange of Information”
The Government of Belize (GOB) has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the execution of a five-year tax modernization project entitled “Strengthening of Tax Administration” (BL-L1031). The main beneficiaries of the Project are: (a) the Government, which will have more revenues to implement its public policies; (b) taxpayers, who will have more support and a digital environment to fulfil their tax obligations; and (c) the population, from the government policies implemented. Through this project, the Belize Tax Service Department (BTSD) has procured a Modern Integrated Tax Administration System (the Revenue Management System (RMS)) and is presently in the implementation process. This new system will be used in the management of the Belize Tax Administration.
The Director General hereby notifies Taxpayers of our new requirement as it relates to the PAYE, Contract Tax and GST filing and payment.
With immediate effect, taxpayers are required to submit a listing as follow: