Ministry for Revenue Extends Business License Renewal by Two Weeks due to Covid Lockdown

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Wednesday 26 January 2022, Apia Samoa. Samoa’s Ministry of Customs and Revenue have extended the annual business license renewal without late penalty fees by two weeks in consideration of the nation-wide lockdown, now extended from last Saturday 22nd January, to this Friday 28th January 2022.

PUBLIC NOTICE: TIME EXTENSION FOR 2022 LICENSES RENEWAL(25 January 2022)

In view of the current State of Emergency proclamation and subsequent lockdown extension to Thursday 27th January 2022, we wish to advise all our customers who have yet to renew their respective licenses for 2022 as to operate their business activities for Inland Revenue and Customs purposes, that time extension of two weeks to 11th February 2022 is now granted to renew your license(s) without late payment (renewal) penalty.

You are again reminded that your 2021 licenses ceased to be valid on the 31 December 2021 but usual time extension to 31 January every year is granted to renew licenses without the late payment penalty.

Therefore, it is important to ensure that you comply now within the approved extended time period as to avoid the imposition of late penalties and possible revocation of your license. Please kindly note that this is a temporary support measure as to accommodate the SOE lockdown period.

The Ministry will inform the public of any changes pending further advice from the Cabinet on our current SOE situation.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Stay Safe Samoa and God bless.

Matafeo Avalisa Viali Fautua’alii
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER