The Guernsey Revenue Service is extending the deadline for 2019 income tax returns from 28 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.
The change in date is in recognition of the impacts the latest COVID-19 restrictions are having on many Islanders and businesses.
Some corporate customers have also experienced technical difficulties in using the online corporate portal and this extra time will allow the Revenue Service to resolve these issues.
Following the 2019 deadline the Revenue Service will make the 2020 income tax returns available. It is expected this will be around mid-April with the actual date to be released closer to the time.
For individual customers, the Revenue Service will launch a new online personal return at that time.
Nicky Forshaw, Director of Guernsey’s Revenue Service said:
“We are working on a new online return tool which will have more smart
functionality, making it easier and faster for customers to complete their return online.
This forms part of the States’ digital strategy which is all about giving the public access to States’ services in a single online space. Customers will still be able to use paper forms to complete their returns. These will
be made available at the same time.”