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Tax enforcement intensifies in Kingston, Mandeville

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 9:18 AM

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has collected some $2 million in outstanding taxes as part of its efforts to take action against delinquent taxpayers.

The money was collected in Kingston and Mandeville.

TAJ says in Kingston, a joint operation with the Kingston Detention and Courts office forced one individual to immediately settle outstanding payments he owed the government. 

In Mandeville, with the help of the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), TAJ  recovered outstanding amounts for income tax and education tax from several taxi operators. 

TAJ says it is continuing its enforcement activities to ensure the protection of revenue.

It is also encouraging taxpayers to speak with the tax authority to make suitable arrangements, if they are faced with difficulties in honouring their tax obligations, particularly where a judgment has been handed down by the Court.

The TAJ is warning individuals that if court orders are ignored its Special Enforcement Team will seek warrants for their arrests.