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Clarendon Parish Council gears up to collect more than $80m in taxes

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 9:41 AM

The Clarendon Parish Council says more than 500 summonses were prepared last month for delinquent property owners and occupiers who owe more than $80 million in taxes.

Director of Finance at the council, Wayne Brown, says for the month of November, 506 summonses were written, of which 250 were served.

He says the council has a special tax enforcement team that has been working with delinquent payers to clear their debt.

Brown says the team will remain in place until the end of this year.

Clarendon collected $21,002,010 in taxes for November.

That figure brings collections so far this year to $347 million, $13 million more than the 360 collected over the similar period last year.