Inland Revenue Division (IRD) Launches A New Digital Tax Administration System – GTAX 

PR – Grenada’s Administration and Management Taxation System has entered  a new phase, thanks to funding from the World Bank and the Digital Governance for Resilience  (DG4R) initiative.  

The recently implemented Grenada Tax (GTAX), instituted digitisation of the Inland Revenue  Division’s tax administration system, along with other government services, and is expected to  facilitate ease of doing business to the public . 

This programme, which will be implemented gradually over the course of 2024, is a crucial part  of the Government’s commitment to a comprehensive national transformation. It also ushers  in a new era and a major advancement in the IRD’s operational procedures. 

Migration to digital processes will also facilitate the IRD’s broader strategic shift from a  traditional tax collection agency to a more robust and customer-focused division that will act  as a supportive partner and educator to taxpayers. The renewed focus on stakeholders’ needs  and operational efficiencies will mark the defining features of the IRD’s ongoing focus on  digitisation. 

Initially, the IRD will target large and medium-sized businesses and will make available three monthly tax types for online filing and payments: Value Added Tax (VAT), Pay As You Earn  (PAYE), and Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Installments. The second phase, set to roll out in the  last quarter of 2024, embraces all tax types, where a complete package of online services will  be made available to businesses, individuals, and property owners. 

During the progression to the new system, taxpayers will enjoy a grace period to complete  their full online registration with a valid email address by visiting tax.gov.gd 

Sheena Lewis, Comptroller (Ag.) of the IRD, is excited about the benefits this new system will  bring everyone. Lewis remarked, “For the IRD, this new IT system (G-Tax) means increased  efficiency in our day-to-day operations, streamlined processes, and enhanced collaboration  across departments. It means staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving technological  landscape. It means providing our taxpayers with a seamless and improved experience.”

For more information on this News Release email: financegrenadapr@gmail.com 

As part of the new digital system, a new Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) will be  generated for taxpayers currently registered for VAT, PAYE, and CIT (installments). Existing tax  identification numbers will be stored for tax records in 2023 and all previous years. The IRD  expects that by the end of 2024, all new and current taxpayers will have their new TIN to enjoy  the benefits of the new system. 

The public is advised that more information will be shared on an ongoing basis, and persons  are encouraged to visit the IRD website on ird.gd/gtax or contact the office at 440-3556 or via  e-mail at helpdesk@ird.gov.gd