A single, fully integrated service for the collection of income tax and social security contributions, which will greatly reduce operating costs and improve the experience for islanders, is being developed after proposals were agreed.
The Policy & Resources Committee and the Committee for Employment & Social Security have submitted a joint policy letter outlining plans to create a customer focused and cost-efficient service for the collection of income tax and social security contributions.
The Revenue Service programme (previously known as the Contributions & Tax Services programme)was included under the ‘transform’ category of projects set out in the capital portfolio within the Medium Term Financial Plan, approved by the States in June last year.
The programme is being managed in phases, with funding being sought and released at key decision points.
Deputy Gavin St Pier, President of the Policy & Resources Committee, said:
“There has been talk about combining the collection of tax and social security contributions for years. Now we are finally getting on with it.
The effective and robust collection of tax and social security contributions is critical to the delivery of public services. The two brought in a combined £464m in 2016.”