PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Several months ago government issued a public notice regarding the number of returned business and personal cheques.
As a result thereof the decision was taken to cease the acceptance of cheques due to the challenges to recover the funds and the additional administrative work involved.
Minister of Finance Ardwell M.R. Irion is of the opinion that government should accommodate tax payers and limit obstacles
which will obstruct persons or businesses from paying taxes owed and is therefore retracting that decision.
The Ministry of Finance is working on a solution that will cater to expectations of efficiency and security, but until this is ready for
implementation the Receiver will continue to accept personal and business checks. However, cheques will not be accepted from
taxpayers with a history of issuing “bounced” cheques.
Minister Irion encourages all taxpayers to use the online payment methods.