Persons seeking to renew their work permit but are not up-to-date on their tax payments will now be granted a window of time to settle all outstanding balances.
This development comes roughly a month after Premier Andrew Fahie announced that expats renewing their work must first furnish the Labour Department with certificates of good standing from NHI, Social Security, and Inland Revenue.
Addressing a gathering of local business owners this week, Premier Andrew Fahie said: “We are going to have for the first year some grace periods to get it (tax payments) up to date because we understand how things have been going.”
He added: “We also have stipulations that if you come in as a student, then you are a student, you can’t change from a student to something else … so the expectations on the way in will be clear.”
In June, the Premier had said these new adjustments will provide greater protection for BVIslanders and Belongers in the local workforce.
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