Accountant General FAQs
Do I need to keep copies of my GEHI claims for reimbursement?
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Yes and the ACG office does not provide copies of receipts and reimbursement information. Read More
What type of debt does ACG collect?
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The ACG Debt Collection Unit collects all government debt that has been referred to this department by other departments of government. These debts are normally older than 60 days and will be pursued by the members of the ACG Debt Collection Unit wit... Read More
Who do I talk to about my pension/superannuation?
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Call the ACG office at 279-2600 and we will put you through to a benefits administrator. You may set up an appointment to meet with any one of our benefits representatives. Read More
Who is the current Accountant General?
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The current Accountant General is Mrs. Joyce C. Hayward, CA, CPA. Read More
How soon after I have my baby, do I have to enrol him/her onto my G.E.H.I. plan?
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Newborns must be enrolled onto the G.E.H.I. plan within 30 days of their birth. After such time, there is a mandatory waiting period of 6 months. Read More
What are my benefits under the G.E.H.I. plan?
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Please refer to the G.E.H.I. Schedule of Benefits for the current policy year (which runs from April 1st to March 31st) (underlined link to GEHI Schedule of Benefits, see attached)  Read More
When is my tax return due?
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Payroll TaxTax returns with full payment are due May 15th, August 15th, November 15th, and February 15th (within fifteen days of the end of every tax period). Tax returns are available from the Office of the Tax Commissioner.Corporate Service tax Wi... Read More
What G.E.H.I. premium am I paying?
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You should refer to your pay stub to confirm the dollar amount that is being deducted from your pay, for premium payment. Read More
What is my GEHI Number?
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It is the same as your employee number (see GEHI FAQ)  Read More
How long does it take to receive a claims reimbursement from GEHI?
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It takes four to six weeks to receive a claims reimbursement from GEHI. Read More
I have to send a payment to the General Accountant in order to have a Police Criminal Record Check. I live in Italy. I needs specific coordinates/address in order to send the payment by international money order or bank draft.
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You need to writeto the Bermuda Police Department and the address is Bermuda Police Department ,P O Box 530 Hamilton HM CX. The Bank Draft should be made out toAccountant General and to the attention of PC Welch at the Police Vettin... Read More
What are my G.E.H.I. dental benefits?
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BF&M administrates the dental policy at this time. For specific question regarding dental coverage/benefits, please contact BF&M, at 295-5566. Read More
Where do I locate the forms to download for tax payment?
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Forms are available for download and taxes can be paid at: www.etax.gov.bm Read More
I need a copy of my land tax bill, what should I do?
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A statement showing the amount owing for land tax is send to all relevant tax payer before the required payment date. If the statement is not received or is misplaced, contact can be made with the Office of the Tax Commissioner for a copy. Office of ... Read More
How do I set up a payment plan for my debt from ACG Debt collection Unit?
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"The aim of the ACG Debt Collection Unit is to collects all government debt as quickly as possible. This however does not preclude the unit from making arrangements to settle the debt in instalments. As such discussions can be had with the debt colle... Read More
When do I come in to inquire about my pension/superannuation?
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"You should call to set up an appointment to discuss your pension no later than six (6) months prior to your retirement date. Read More
My child is going away to school, what benefits does G.E.H.I. cover while he/she is overseas?
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When your dependent child is leaving the island to study overseas, not only should that information be provided to the Benefits Section, but a copy of the acceptance letter should be submitted as well. Please note that the premium for a dependent chi... Read More
How do I get a license to do an auction (auctioneers license)?
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According to Auctioneers Act - 1955, any person desiring to carry out a public auction must hold licence. The Act States that:No person shall sell at public auction any real or personal property either for himself or for any other person, unless duri... Read More
Will the ACG Department provide help in completing and filing individual Income Tax Returns? What if I need help?
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Assistance is provided by the Office of the Tax Commissioner for person to complete their Tax returns Read More
Do I pay HIP, or Social Insurance at the ACG office?
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No, we only collect some GEHI payments in our offices (substitute teachers at the cashiers in the Government Administration Building) however most should have GEHI automatically deducted from their pay. Read More
How long do I have to wait for my G.E.H.I. reimbursement?
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Our goal is to issue reimbursement within 30 days of submission of the claim, providing that all necessary documentation is included. Read More
What was this reimbursement for from ACG?
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When a reimbursement cheque is issued, it includes a payment advice, which provides the detail of what the reimbursement is for. Read More
Where can you get income tax forms?
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Income Tax forms are available at:Office of the Tax Commissioner 1st Floor, F.B. Perry Building 40 Church Street, HamiltonP.O. Box HM 1374Hamilton HM FX They can also be collected at the Accountant General Cashiers, located at:Government Administrati... Read More
Are Pensioners exempt from land tax?
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Bermudians who are sixty-five years or over who own and occupy a private dwelling are exempt from Land Tax on the unit they occupy. Read More
What is my G.E.H.I. policy number?
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Your policy number is the same as your employee number. If you do not know what your policy number is, you may call G.E.H.I. for that information.  Read More
How can I obtain a copy of the Payroll Tax Act?
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The Payroll Tax Act is available online at: http://www.bermudalaws.bm Read More
I have just taken up employment with the Bermuda Government, but I have a pre-existing condition. What is my coverage for that?
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G.E.H.I. does not have a pre-existing clause in place. You are fully covered for any pre-existing condition from your start date. Read More
Who do I call if I need a question answered or have a problem with my insurance?
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Call 279-2600 and speak to any of the GEHI administrators for assistance. Also see the GEHI FAQ as regards medical emergencies or other specifics. Read More
What is the Rate of tax for Commercial Properties
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Commercial properties are taxed on a single rate of tax of 4.4%. Read More
How do you compute Land Tax payable?
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Rate of tax - Private Dwellings Private dwelling units are taxed on a progressive scale of tax rates. There are six annual rental value bands with the following rates of tax: ARV BAND $ RANGE RATE OF TAX (%) 1 0 - 11,000 0.60 2 11,001 - 22,000... Read More
I am due to travel overseas for care. What do I do?
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Be sure that you are approved by the G.E.H.I. office, prior to travelling overseas for care. For specific information regarding overseas referrals, please refer to the overseas medical information sheet. (underlined link to Overseas Medical informati... Read More