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First seminar on Business Recovery after Irma calamity

The management of Masters Tax Consulting (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the week of January 15 through 22, 2018, will host a seminar emphasizing business recovery after Irma. The main topics are focused on measurement of corporate losses, taxations, and specifics to secure cash flow with cost savings/reduction tools. The seminar provides the complete package to withstand envisioned financial adversities and encourages the use of new business techniques to sustain business continuity. For the seminar, Masters Tax Consulting has joined forces with Benjamin & Parker Risk Auditors, to detail the grey zones within the Tax Law in regards to damages attributed by a critical event.
The topics that will be discussed in the seminar are as follows:
Cost Savings & Income Improvement tools
Realistic hurricane damage scope measurement
Tax Assessment Management
Tax office Audit schemes

The participants will have the opportunity to ask the pertinent questions and the panel will assist in providing the step by step solutions to address the problems. This is a unique opportunity for all businessmen of SXM to participate and obtain the necessary knowledge to guarantee self-preservation during harsh times ahead.

Benjamin and Parker Press Release

Charlotte Brookson Academy Change of School Venue.

To the Parents and Guardians of the Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts:

The Board and Management hereby extend warm greetings to you and your family for the new year.

Please be informed that upon recommencement of school, our classes will be held at the pavilion located on the Ring Road in Philipsburg during our regular school hours, starting at 7:30 am.

In order for our school to make the necessary accommodations at the pavilion, school will resume on Monday, January 8th, 2018 for only Forms 4, 5 and 6 students. On Wednesday, January 10th 2018, school will resume for Forms 1, 2 and 3 students.

We appreciate your continuous support and look forward to seeing you all once again.

Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts Press Release

SXM Tax Manager Course: 2017-2018 Tax Controller Certification.

Benjamin & Parker Corporation is offering the following online courses at your own pace:

Tax Administration Plus +(21 hours+80 hours of assignment support- 1 month field support) $900,=+5% transfer cost

As a Certified Tax Controller, you will be able to assist small and medium businesses in their tax inconveniences, s.a. preparation of tax appeals, assistance to tax audits, general tax assessments protests, Receivers’ office payment negotiations and conduct pre and post-tax compliance audits.

Companies and individual professionals that attended previously this career course in the Dutch Kingdom since the early 2000’s:
Deloitte (Aruba), Henriquez Enterprises (Aruba) ,Banco di Caribe (Aruba), Stichting Geestelijk Gehandicapten(Aruba), Marriot Surf Club (Aruba), Allegro Resort(Aruba), Radisson Aruba, La Cabana Resort(Aruba)t, Diamond Internationa (Aruba)l, ATCO(Meta Corporation(Aruba)), UNOCA (Aruba), ex employees Interbank, ASCA Insurance (Aruba), St. Augustinus College, EPB Aruba(teachers), Dept. Economic Affairs (Aruba) , de Palm Tours(Aruba), AZV (Aruba) ,RBTT Bank (Aruba) , Admanco Administration Services N.V. (Aruba), ALBO (Aruba), Central Bank Aruba, Elmar Aruba, (Energy Company ) Divi Corporation (Aruba), De Cuba General Contractor (Aruba), Agregon Contractors Aruba.
Dynaf Caribbean (Curacao), Hector Henriquez (Curacao).
Tropical Flamingo N.V. (Bonaire), Maduro & Curiels Bank (Bonaire), Balfran (Bonaire), Stinapa( Bonaire) Flamingo Uitzendburo (Bonaire), Flamingo Airport N.V(Bonaire)., Total Car Rental(Bonaire), Central Bureau voor Statistiek(Bonaire),
Sint Maarten
PCMI (SXM), Gulf Insurance (SXM), SunFed(SXM)Carib Trust International (SXM), Liccom N.V.(SXM), Coldwell Banker’s (SXM), Business Affairs (SXM) Winward Island Bank (SXM), Carl NSons (SXM), Nagico (SXM), Sea Grapes (SXM) Laser 101 (SXM), Intermar Group (SXM), Defienne Accountants (SXM), Ministry of Defence Dutch Caribbean (SXM) ex Lt. Governor (SXM), Ex minister of Health, GEBE NV (SXM),SXM Medical Center, Education Department( SXM),NIPO (SXM), Van Dorp (SXM), Caribbean International Services (SXM), Standard Trust Company (SXM) Baker Tilly (SXM), Caribbean International Financial Services (SXM), MGM Consultants N.V. (SXM), Antek IT Solutions (SXM), Carl N Sons (SXM), Diamond Resort (SXM) , Lawoffice Lexwell, Law office Duncan & Brandon, and many more.
Enrollments: Tax administration Plus+ version course
We are currently accepting the enrollments for the course $ 945 per person which includes the tuition material in English, and a certificate as a “Tax Controller (Plus+),after 2 tests completions

Standard Requirements of financial statements to be submitted to the tax office
Explanation difference between a commercial and a fiscal financial statements.
Unacceptable conditions condemned by the Tax office.
Financial statements -Information requirements to meet standards.
Responsibility and accountability of the accountant.
Consequences when an accountant does not meet the standard requirements.
Deliberate actions resulting in questionable practices and legal repercussions.

Conversion from commercial to Fiscal financial statements:
Explanation investment incentives.
Explanation accelerated depreciation.
Application of losses compensation.

Tax audit controls strategies
Detailed audit on how the Tax office audits the financial statements and archives to determine their assessment.

Assignment of the accountant
Definitions for: Compilation;Review;Audit;Tax compliance audit

Irregular conditions that may provoke a fiscal audit
Unjustified decrease of the gross margin.
Unjustified increase of costs in comparison to turnover.
Declared cost of living amount is not trustworthy.
Questionable condition of the financial administration by lack of transparency.
Special attention to home operated enterprises.
Most common mistakes in Payroll & burden cost classification
Wrongful tax deductions
Late Payment of the payroll tax obligation.
Non-disclosure of independent workers/or entities.
Custody of Authority (gezagverhouding) and allowed double taxation system.
What payroll software developers do not want you to know.
Internal Payroll Tax audit is not within a compilation assignment scope.
Responsibility of the managing director in tax matters. (Article 16 sub 2 and 18 of the Corporate tax ordinance)
Invoicing requirements
Appropriate evidence of your payments to workers and vendors providing labor services.

Chain accountability and responsibility.
Applicable tax collection method not implemented in Sint Maarten.

Tax assessment management
Provisional assessment (Income tax).
Final assessment (Income/corporate tax).
Supplementary assessment (Income/corporate/payroll tax).
Imposed assessments.
Tax office rulings sequence.
Tax Court procedure
Determine your legal protection parameters
Determine the faulty handling of the tax office
Consequences refusal for accessibility to premises and archives.

Plus + =
Filing Income Tax returns
Filing Profit Tax Returns

Practice sessions
Filing protest letters
Filing appeals
Practice sessions

Starting date: January 15, 2018
Time from: 7.00-8.00 Pm
Maximum students: 2 per cyber session
Language: English

Further information:
Direct: Terence Jandroep Skype: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benjamin & Parker Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2018 Study Financing Applications.

The Division of Study Financing hereby informs the general public that:

The application period for study financing from the Government of St.Maarten for the scholastic year 2016/2017 will end on Monday, January 15, 2018.

To apply:

  • Go to
  • Read the terms, conditions and criteria for study financing
  • Fill in the online application form
  • Schedule an appointment for the application intake
  • Save and Print the application form
  • Submit the completed and signed application form with the following required documents:
    1. Proof of Dutch Nationality from the Census Office or a copy of the Passport
    2. A detailed registration form from the Census office.
    3. A valid health certificate as proof of good health
    4. A declaration from the Inspectorate of Taxes supporting parental or personal income for 2016
    5. Most recent grades/report card, transcript or high school
    6. Proof of application or admittance to educational institution
    7. A copy of a career interest test
    8. 1 recent passport pictures

All the above-mentioned documents must be handed in on the date of your appointment, Room 10 Ground floor Government Administration Building Soualiga Road #1 Pond Island.

Please note that:

  • The intake of applications and documents takes place by appointment only.
  • Only applications with at least six (6) of the eight (8) supporting documents will be accepted.
  • No applications will be accepted after January 15, 2017.

A. M. Aventurin
Head of Division of Study Financing

Click here to view the 2018 Study Financing Priority List.

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