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Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise its customers that due to the country’s General Elections, all Tax Offices and TAJ business locations will be closed to the public at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday September 3, 2020. Additionally, staff will be allowed to leave at 2:00 p.m., thereby allowing TAJ personnel to exercise their right to vote. Regular business hours will resume on Friday September 4, 2020 that is, 8:30 am -3:00 pm to the public and staff leave at 4:00 pm.

In response to the revised daily national curfew of 9:00 pm – 5:00 am which takes effect on Thursday September 3, 2020, TAJ will resume normal operating hours. As such, as of Monday September 7, 2020, all Tax Offices and the Stamp Office will be open to the public from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Thursdays and Fridays. End of day for Business Offices and all staff is 5:00 pm, Mondays to Thursdays and 4:00 pm on Fridays.

Persons are reminded that several services are available online via TAJ’s website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm ,instead of having to visit a Tax Office to do so. These include the payment of Property Tax, Motor Vehicle Certificate of Fitness Fee, and Driver’s Licence Renewal fee payment, Traffic Ticket Fines, Business-Related Taxes and Fees. Additionally, persons may query their Property Tax liability; initiate an application for a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) or apply for Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC).

TAJ will continue to enforce its health and safety measures in keeping with public health and safety guidelines, as the Government continues in its efforts to contain the spread of corona virus. This means:

– Increased cleaning and sterilizing of high traffic surfaces at our locations daily
– Hand sanitization regimen and temperature checks for both staff and customers
– Mandatory wearing of masks for both staff and customers

Taxpayers are also being reminded that they are to cooperate with the instructions of security personnel and staff at our Tax Offices, to form an orderly line and maintain the recommended physical distance of at least 6 feet.

For further information persons may call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm

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