During the Executive Board of 22 September 2017, the Collectivité took two major fiscal measures to help individuals and businesses:
-A tax rebate was requested by the Collectivité. Thus, individuals and businesses are exempt from payment of this tax. For those who have already paid their property tax, they will be reimbursed by the Treasury without further formalities.
-The Community has also decided to suspend the lawsuits on 2017 and previous years during 12 months, that is until 22 September 2018 for individuals and businesses.
On the other hand, any taxation derived from the activity or income in the 2018 year will be due and may be subject to prosecution in case of non-payment.
Attention, this suspension is not synonymous with cancellation of the tax debt of the concerned taxpayers. As a result, the community is urging all taxpayers to pay their arrears before prosecutions resume.
Saint-Martin Public Finance Administrator (Public Treasury - Concordia) is available for staggered payments.
By these measures, the President, Daniel Gibbs, and the elected representatives of the Collective wished to accompany the population in a complicated social and economic context following the passage of hurricane IRMA.