Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Ministry of Finance

Media Release: Final Extension of the Tax Amnesty to October 15th, 2021

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Colm Imbert, MP, wishes to advise that to give taxpayers a final opportunity to get their financial records in order and to file their tax returns, the 2021 Tax Amnesty has been extended to Friday, October 15th, 2021. It should be noted that there will be no further extension of…

Media Release: Trinidad and Tobago Continues to Top CARICRIS Sovereign Ratings

The Caribbean credit rating agency CariCRIS has announced its 2021 rating of Trinidad and Tobago at CariAA, the second highest rating on its scale. At CariAA, Trinidad and Tobago remains at the top of CariCRIS’ published sovereign ratings in the Region. In fact, CariCRIS agrees that the ‘level of creditworthiness of the GORTT, adjudged in…

Media Release: Misleading Guardian Article on Trinidad and Tobago’s Credit Rating – Trinidad and Tobago’s Credit Rating has NOT been Downgraded

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, has taken note of an extremely inaccurate and misleading article in today’s (July 28, 2021) edition of Trinidad and Tobago Guardian entitled “S&P Market Intelligence Downgrades T&T”. Apart from the misleading headline, the article in the body of its text falsely claimed that Trinidad and Tobago is…

Media Release: Misleading and Inaccurate Editorial on the National Insurance System

In that Editorial the Express falsely claimed that the Minister of Finance was only making “darting references and piecemeal approaches” to address the “stark” problem of the shortfall between contributions and benefits in the National Insurance System (NIS) and went on to declare that rather than these “piecemeal” approaches, what was required was a comprehensive…

Statement by the Honourable Minister of Finance on the Annual Report of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago for the year ended June 30, 2020

Madam Speaker, I am authorized by Cabinet to make this Statement and I thank you for the opportunity to deliver this Statement on the Report on the Operations of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) and the Audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year ended June 30, 2020.

MEDIA RELEASE: INACCURATE AND MISLEADING GUARDIAN ARTICLE ON THE REPLACEMENT OF OLD SMALL DENOMINATION COTTON BANKNOTES WITH NEW POLYMER NOTES

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Colm Imbert M.P., has taken note of an inaccurate and misleading article in today’s Trinidad Guardian regarding the planned replacement of old small-denomination cotton banknotes ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50) with new polymer notes.In this article, the Guardian quotes Opposition politicians and known UNC activists who falsely and irresponsibly…