Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is warning people who are supposed to be under quarantine not to visit the TAJ offices.
The TAJ says it has received several reports that persons, including some who recently travelled from overseas, who should be in quarantine have been violating the Orders and visiting the Tax Offices to conduct business.
The Tax Authority says it has “implemented a measure to address this
worrying trend.” The TAJ says that with immediate effect, any such person that has been identified as breaching his/her quarantine, will be denied service, required to leave the location and reported to the Authorities for follow-up action.
“Prior to the implementation of this measure, TAJ had been handling such incidents on a case-by-case basis. However, the number of
persons in violation of their quarantine orders has been increasing and pose a threat to staff and the general public,” according to a statement from the Authority.
The Tax Authority says once TAJ has confirmed that the person should be in
quarantine, they will not be served and will be asked to leave or be escorted from the premises.
Instead of having to visit a Tax Office, persons are reminded that several services are available online via TAJ’s website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. These include the payment of Property Tax, Motor Vehicle Certificate of Fitness Fee, Driver’s Licence Renewal Fee, and Business-Related Taxes and Fees.