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Property tax collection drive on in St Catherine

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will be conducting a property tax collection drive in the parish of St Catherine through its Kingston Revenue Service Centre (KSRC) from February 11-22. The tax collection activity will focus on the most delinquent communities in and around Spanish Town, Old Harbour and Linstead.

The collection drive is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Local Government and Tax Administration Jamaica, where their personnel will be serving final notices, summonses and issuing warrants of disobedience ordered by the courts in the following St Catherine communities:

Spanish Town: Sydenham Villa, Willowdene, Villa Nova and it’s environs and Union Estate.

Old Harbour: New Harbour Village 1, Claremont Heights.

Linstead: Mickleton Meadows.

This major collection activity forms part of a number of initiatives designed to improve property tax collection throughout the island. The Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre conducted a similar activity in December 2018, which yielded approximately $28 million or 84 per cent of the target for that exercise.

The tax authority is encouraging persons to pay their outstanding property taxes in order to avoid enforcement actions being taken against them, by contacting their local tax office or the Ministry of Local Government’s Property Tax Unit.

For further information, persons may contact the Tax Administration’s Customer Care Centre at 888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) toll-free or visit their website,www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.