IRD celebrates Tax Awareness Month
March 5, 2010
IRD celebrates Tax Awareness Month

Communication, Co-operation, Commitment and Creativity were the four things Inland Revenue Department workers were encouraged to possess in order to perform service with unity.{{more}}

This was the message preached at the Inland Revenue Department Church Service held on Monday, March 1, 2010.

The service which took place at the Kingstown Seventh Day Adventist Church was held to celebrate the beginning of Tax Awareness Month.

Giving the Homily, Pastor Terence Haynes spoke about the four C’s of service, as he made reference to the scripture passage Mark 2: 1-5, where four men carried a crippled man through a roof of a crowded temple so that he could be healed by Jesus.

Haynes highlighted the importance of communication as a method to eliminate ignorance as well as to bring persons on board. He, however, reminded staff to “do it with a smile” to make otherwise stressful situations easier.

He further advised the staff keep a strong sense of Co-operation among themselves, to be committed to their work, and not let the challenges at work or with co-workers beset them.

He also encouraged the IRD staff to be creative in executing their work, in finding different methods to do things which can improve their output.

The short service also included welcoming remarks by Kelvin Pompey, the Comptroller of Inland Revenue, a special song rendered by the Inland Revenue Choir, and a presentation to an ailing IRD employee, Adolphus Jack. The tax awareness month held under the theme “Taxation for you! Taxation for me! Let’s make it work for SVG” will feature PAYE staff visits, an IRD quiz on March 6, 13, 20 and 27, an IRD Drama Presentation on March 11, radio programmes and a Gallery Exhibition and Customer Appreciation Day on March 25, and 26.