JP White to produce tax payment proof
People’s National Party General Secretary Paul Burke has advised prospective North Trelawny candidate, John-Paul White, to release today, documents proving he has satisfied an outstanding $17-million debt with Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).
On January 28, the TAJ served White’s project-management company, Equilibrio Solutions Jamaica Limited, with a notice to pay the $17 million in overdue taxes forthwith.
Reports in the media yesterday suggested that the tax debt had become a source of concern for the PNP.
It was also reported that the party was considering replacing White, who is due to be nominated on February 9 to run against the Jamaica Labour Party’s Dennis Meadows in North Trelawny.
However, last night Burke said White has informed him that the debt was settled yesterday.
The North Trelawny seat is currently held by attorney general Patrick Atkinson.
White was ushered into the seat amid opposition from some PNP supporters in the constituency.