Completing Tax Returns with Ease - Expert Guidance for Small Businesses
March 11, 2022
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The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting another Business Education Engagement for its Smaller Members themed Completing your Tax Returns with Ease -for Small Businesses.  This event forms part of the Agenda of the Small Member Support Program (SMSP) which was launched May 6th 2021. 

The Chamber of Commerce acknowledging that approximately 68% of its members employ between 1 to 20 people, has developed programs that offer its members in this category, with targeted support, that will assist as they seek to navigate the recent pandemic. Further the SMSP provides information, skills and knowledge designed to empower the Smaller Members of the Chamber to grow and develop. Partners of the Smaller Member Support Program include Courts Ready Cash, Saint Lucia Development Bank, German Sparkerssenstifung Eastern Caribbean, Bank of Saint Lucia and the 1st National Bank.

On March Tuesday 22nd 2022, from 4:00 PM, experts from The Inland Revenue Department will provide participants with information necessary   for Completing Tax Returns. Many businesses have opined that the process is an administrative burden and complex and thus will have the opportunity to meet with experts from the Inland Revenue Department to resolve the issues previously encountered. 

The Chamber is therefore inviting all its members and the wider business community particularly, self- employed and small business owners and operators, to learn more and better understand the process of completing tax returns, to register for the workshop with the Chamber Secretariat via email or telephone 4523165.

The IRD has informed the Business Community that the deadline for filing is March 31st, 2022.

For more information contact: Mr. Brian Louisy, Executive Director

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Where is the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce located?

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is located at Orange Park Commercial Building, 1st Floor, Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet.

Is the chamber of commerce part of the government?

While most chambers work closely with government, they are not part of government  

What are the benefits of being in the chamber of commerce?

Advocating on behalf of members with the public sector. Increased visibility and credibility. Business training and education information sharing and networking.

What is the main purpose of the chamber of commerce?

A chamber of commerce is an organization of business owners and entrepreneurs who promote the interests of their local business community. Chambers of commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products.

What powers does the chamber of commerce have?

Chambers of Commerce will act to promote public policies that are in the best interest of business, in general. Specific Chambers of Commerce may also attempt to promote policies that serve specific industries or geographic locations.