The Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) has announced adjustments to its services in light of the threats posed by COVID-19.

The following is a statement issued by the BIR on Sunday:

In light of national guidelines recently issued to safeguard the health and safety of the nation’s citizenry in relation to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) wishes to advise members of the public of the following adjustments beginning tomorrow, 16th March, 2020 and continuing, in the first instance, until 20th March, 2020.

Cash and Linx payments will only be accepted at the registers of the following locations:

• Port of Spain Regional Office, IRD Tower, Cashiers’ Unit
• Tunapuna District Revenue Office
• San Fernando Regional Office, Cashiers’ Unit
• Tobago Regional Office, Cashiers’ Unit Cheque payments will be accepted via deposit boxes labelled for that purpose at all offices, with the exception of the aforementioned Tobago Regional Office, which will also accept cheque payments at the register.

While the Board of Inland Revenue stands ready to facilitate the full range of services offered, in line with social distancing recommendations intended to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the public is advised to refrain from accessing any non-essential services at this time.

The Board apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of these measures.