About Us

St. Kitts and Nevis Competent Authority

According to the Saint Christopher and Nevis (Mutual Exchange of Information on Taxation Matters) Act, 2009, the Financial Secretary is the Tax Co-operation Authority (Competent Authority) for the purpose of exchange of information on taxation matters between the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis and other jurisdictions.

The Competent Authority is responsible for:

i. Executing requests for information for tax purposes;

ii. Ensuring compliance with TIEAs and DTCs;

iii. Advising the Minister of Finance on matters relating to any proposals or agreements for the provision of information in tax matters and;

iv. Making determinations as to any costs and the apportionment of such costs relating to or arising from requests for information.

Strategic Direction

According to the Saint Christopher and Nevis (Mutual Exchange of Information on Taxation Matters) Act, 2009, the Financial Secretary is the Tax Co-operation Authority (Competent Authority) for the purpose of exchange of information on taxation matters between the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis and other jurisdictions.The Competent Authority is responsible for:i. Executing requests for information for tax purposes;ii. Ensuring compliance with TIEAs and DTCs;iii. Advising the Minister of Finance on matters relating to any proposals or agreements for the provision of information in tax matters and;iv. Making determinations as to any costs and the apportionment of such costs relating to or arising from requests for information.

Our Government

Dr.The Hon.Timothy Harris - Prime Minister Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Office of the Prime Minister
Hilary Hazel - Financial Secretary
The Hon. Mark Brantley - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation
The Hon. Lindsay Grant Ministry of International Trade, Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Tourism
The Hon. Vincent Byron - Attorney General Ministry of Justice, Legal Affairs & Communications, Office of the Attorney General
The Hon. Ian "Patches" Liburd Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport
The Hon. Shawn Richards - Deputy Prime Minister Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ministry of Education
The Hon. Vance Amory - Senior Minister Ministry of Nevis Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs
The Hon. Wendy Phipps - Minister Of State Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services, Ministry of Health
The Hon. Eugene Hamilton Ministry of Agriculture, Human Settlement, Cooperatives and Environment

Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

According to the Saint Christopher and Nevis (Mutual Exchange of Information on Taxation Matters) Act, 2009, the Financial Secretary is the Tax Co-operation Authority (Competent authority) for the purposes of exchange of information on taxation matters between the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis and other jurisdictions.

The Competent Authority is responsible for:

i. Executing requests for information for tax purposes;

ii. Ensuring compliance with TIEAs and DTCs;

iii. Advising the Minister of Finance on matters relating to any proposals or agreements for the provision of information in tax matters and;

iv. Making determinations as to any costs and the apportionment of such costs relating to or arising from requests for information.

Annual Objective

* To strengthen Public Financial Management

* To reduce Public Sector debt to a sustainable level

* To strengthen the management of Government’s debt

* To establish conditions for sustained economic growth

* To ensure compliance with international standards on tax transparency and exchange of information

* To achieve a Primary Balance Surplus of 2.5% of GDP

* To improve the medium-term orientation of the budget