Latest Jamaica News, Hanover: The Hanover Municipal Corporation has begun its Property Tax Collection Drive in collaboration with the Tax Administration of Jamaica, in a bid to collect at least $100 million in taxes this year.
“All stakeholders are being asked to assist in informing the public about this venture as all residential and commercial properties are subjected to tax in Jamaica,” said Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels.
According to the Mayor, in order to make it easier for residents to pay their taxes, the team will employ the use of a mobile unit. This unit will be in Hanover for three days. Today the unit will be at the Mt. Peto Community Centre and will be stationed at the Pamela’s restaurant in Orange Bay tomorrow. It was stationed in Hopewell yesterday.
In February this year, Mayor Samuels said the corporation had planned to take all the necessary steps to maximize n its property tax collection efforts this year. At the time the mayor, who is also Councillor of the Cauldwell Division, said the compliance tea at the corporation had already undergone training which was provided by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.
The parish of Hanover has consistently laced in the top five parishes with the highest compliance rate in the island. Property tax is a levy n property owners to provide revenue for the provision of public and community amenities such as garbage collection and streetlights.
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