USC professionals host tax workshop

PHILIPSBURG–Close to 250 young professionals were informed about filing taxes in St. Maarten via Livestream on Saturday, May 6. The workshop was hosted by Unified St. Maarten Connection (USC).

The Tax Workshop was hosted in collaboration with partners Meijburg & Co. Caribbean and KPMG DC&S. University of St. Martin collaborated as well by offering the use of its facilities. The session was facilitated by tax manager Quincy Lont and tax assistant Nicole Echobardo of Meijburg & Co. Caribbean.

According to USC, the event was geared towards young professionals on-island in need of information about the tax system in St. Maarten.

“For those of us returning to St. Maarten from Europe and in particular from the Netherlands, we are faced with reverse culture shock. As far as taxes are concerned we are faced with the challenge of moving from a digital automated platform to a paper-based system,” explained USC board member Melissa Gumbs.

In addition, the tax system in St. Maarten is in sharp contrast to the system in the Netherlands as it applies to establishing sole proprietorship. These were some of the concerns that prompted the group to host the workshop.

“Moving forward, USC will focus on offering more Web-based seminars and workshops addressing the relocation concerns of young professionals abroad,” said Gumbs.

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Source: The Daily Herald