by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): With COVID-19 changing how business and transactions are done with social distancing and other protocols, anything that helps people avoid lines and make completing some errands is welcomed.
The Inland Revenue Department has introduced an online quick pay option for patrons to pay property tax and renew drivers’ and vehicular licenses from a web portal on their site.
Jevern Jeffers, a representative of the Inland Revenue Department, spoke about the new quick pay option for the department.
“We’re here to talk about a quick pay option that the Inland Revenue Department has recently launched, which would allow you to renew your [driver’s] license or your vehicle license without having first to create an online account. Thus why it’s dubbed a quick pay option, it allows you to go onto our website, select the quick pay option and you put the basic information and pay and it allows you to renew your driver’s license.”
Jeffers made those remarks during the July 19 broadcast of Island Tea hosted by Azem Bailey, Kevon Hanley and Jade Johnson.
Not only is there no need to stand in line with the quick pay option, but there is also no need to create an E-account to renew the license; however, there is a caveat, no changes can be made to the existing information.
“However, it’s only for renewals; you cannot make any changes. So you’ll have to reuse your photo, your signature, and you cannot update any information. If you want to update information, then you’ll have to go through creating an [E-account] and renewing through the account.”
How does collection work?
“Once the person would have completed the transaction and the Inland Revenue Department processes it, we would give you a call, let you know that it’s available for collection… At that point, if you are going to have someone collect it on your behalf, you would let us know, and that person would have to bring some form of identification so that we know this is the person that Kevon [for instance] indicated is going to collect on his behalf.”
She further noted that there would be no need to wait in line to collect the IDs and documents.