Press Release

Premier's Office
BVI Finance
Release Date:
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 11:30am

The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the Ministry of Finance, Government of the Virgin Islands, is informing the public that it has now published Version 2.0 of the Guidance Notes on the International Tax Compliance Requirements of the Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) between the British Virgin Islands and the United States of America and the United Kingdom.  

The initial version of the Guidance Notes was issued in July 2014.  The new version released has been updated to reflect developments since issue of the first version.

Attention is drawn to the revised deadline of June 30, 2015 (extended from May, 31, 2015) for reporting financial institutions to report to the ITA with respect to the 2014 reporting year for US FATCA. 

The ITA also announces that the BVI Financial Account Reporting System (BVIFARS) will be available to the public from April 15, 2015.  As of that date, the ITA will accept applications for enrolment from Reporting Financial Institutions.  Further details are set out in Section 17.12 of the Guidance Notes.  Additional guidance on BVIFARS will be issued in due course.

A copy of the revised Guidance Notes can be found on the Government's Web site:

Further details are available from the ITA.  Please feel free to contact us at:

International Tax Authority

The Ministry of Finance

The BVI Government

Road Town, Tortola  

The Virgin Islands VG 1110

Telephone:  (284) 468 4415 or 468 2144

Fax:  (284) 468 4416 or 494 6180






Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740