This Act imposes a tax on property on hereditaments, i.e. any real property and all estates, interest, easements and rights whether equitable or legal in, to or out of real property. It also provides for collection and recovery of taxes and other matters relating to taxation such as valuation and appeal against valuations and impositions. Hereditaments shall, for the purpose of this Act be classified into agricultural, residential, business and institutional by the authority that may be appointed for that purpose. land used for agriculture shall be taxed at a reduced rate.
Implemented by: Property Tax Determination of Rate Order (Cap. 17.16). (2002-01-01)
Amended by: Property Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 10 of 2017). (2017-07-27)
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English and Irish colonists from St. Kitts first settled on Montserrat in 1632; the first African slaves arrived three decades later. The British and French fought for possession of the island for most of the 18th century, but it finally was confirmed as a British possession in 1783. The island's sugar plantation economy was converted to small farm landholdings in the mid-19th century. Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995.