The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is the revenue collection agency of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. The IRD is responsible for the collection of taxes and administering the Tax Administration and Procedures Act No. 12 of 2018 (TAPA). The IRD is a Department within the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance and led by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. The IRD, Antigua and Barbuda, proudly operates as the country’s premiere revenue collecting agency.
In keeping with our vision to maximize taxpayers’ compliance and revenue collection, the primary goal is to foster voluntary compliance and collect the revenue due in an equitable and efficient manner to contribute to the economic growth and development of Antigua and Barbuda.
In 2018, the enactment of the Tax Administration and Procedures Act No. 12 of 2018 (TAPA) modernised and consolidated all of the enforcement and recovery tax provisions into a single tax administration and procedures legislation. This consolidation has undoubtedly impacted positively on the efficiency and effectiveness of tax collection administration. The new tax administration and procedures legislation also includes an appeals division to improve the services offered to the taxpaying public. The TAPA has made it easier for taxpayers to understand their responsibilities – as tax is everybody’s business.
The Vision Statement of the Antigua and Barbuda Inland Revenue Department is to maximize taxpayers’ compliance and revenue collection in an efficient, effective and professional manner that contributes to the economic development of Antigua and Barbuda.
The IRD aims to fulfill this vision by striving to administer equitably the laws and regulations and achieve increased compliance through education, service and enforcement.
To administer equitably the laws and regulations and to achieve increased compliance through education, service and enforcement.
Laws and Regulations – We are dedicated to administering all Tax Laws and Regulations which fall within our mandate.
Education – We are dedicated to educating taxpayers on the functions of the Department and their rights and obligations when doing business with the IRD.
Service – We are dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service to our customers, that is professional, friendly and efficient.
Enforcement – As provided in the laws and regulations we are authorized to administer, we are committed to ensuring that businesses are compliant with all applicable taxes. This is in keeping with our vision to maximize revenue collection which contributes to the economic development of Antigua and Barbuda.