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Tomorrow, June 30 is the final day for property owners to pay their property tax for the 2010 – 2011 fiscal year, before a 10% penalty is applied for late payment.
In May, the Tax Administration had announced that persons were being given an additional two months, to June 30, to pay their property tax for the current year, failing which, a 10% penalty will be automatically applied by the administration’s computer system on July 1.
To date only 30% of property owners have made payments for the current period. All other persons are therefore urged to take advantage of the remaining day to pay and avoid the 10% penalty, as no further extension will be granted.
Payments may be made at any of the 29 tax offices located across the island. It should be noted that the major tax offices are equipped with electronic drop boxes which may be used to make cheque payments, instead of joining the cashier line.
Alternately, Property Tax payments may be made via the Tax Administration’s Tax Portal at www.jamaicatax-online.gov.jm. The online payment facility offers a very convenient option as it gives access to persons both locally and overseas on a 24 hour basis. Online users need to have the valuation number(s) of the property(s) and a valid major credit card.
The Tax Administration will be embarking on a drive to collect outstanding property tax for 2010 – 2011, as well as for previous years. Persons are therefore urged to settle their outstanding amounts to avoid action being taken against them.
For more information local callers may contact the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre toll-free at 1-888-TAX-HELP (1-888-829-4357), while persons calling from the United States may call 1-888-GO-JATAX (1-888-46-52829); Persons may also email taxhelp@tasd.gov.jm or visit www.jamaicatax.gov.jm for further details.