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The Inland Revenue Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Revenue & Customs is responsible for the collection of tax revenue for the government.  The IRD works closely with all sectors of the economy to ensure they understand the tax system as well as legal requirements.

Our Mission Statement

  • Maximise on a timely basis the collection of government revenue.  Revenue collection is the most significant function of the IRD Resources are employed to gear up revenue collection effectively and efficiently.
  • To improve, encourage and strengthen compliance with the tax legislations and regulations.  The backbone of IRD tax administration is to develop incentives convincing taxpayers of the mutual benefits of voluntary compliance with all tax legislation.
  • Quick, responsive and impartial in servicing taxpayers.  IRD must act quickly in servicing taxpayers, collecting revenue and must be impartial in carrying out their tasks.
  • Deal innovatory with non-compliance, tax evasion and tax avoidance.  Tax evasion and avoidance are two major constraints facing IRD, and the Department must act appropriately and innovatory with these problems.

Executive Structure

IRD is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is in charge of 4 major divisions.


Organisational Structure

The Divisions are: Large Business, Small Business, Technical Services and Corporate Services

Each division is managed by a Deputy CEO

Roles & Function

The major role of IR is to collect taxes to fund Government’s operations.  This role must be carried out in such a way that the IR administration is recognised as being fair and carrying out its duties with integrity and a high level of professionalism.

The basic functions of IRD includes:

  • Administering of tax legislation and regulations.
  • Collecting of all tax revenues due to the Government in accordance with the Tax legislation.
  • Issuing of taxpayer’s tax assessments.
  • Settling of taxpayer’s objections by taxpayers in accordance with tax legislation
  • Providing tax services and assistance to taxpayers.


IRD operates within the following legislation:

  • Income Tax Act (2007)
  • Revenue Services Administration Act (2002) as amended
  • Consumption Tax Act (2003) as amended
  • Public Finance management  Act (2002)


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