Property Tax Deadline Extended to June 30


The deadline for the payment of property tax for the 2010/11 period has been pushed back to June 30, to allow persons additional time to make payments. The Inland Revenue Department had originally set the deadline for April 30.
Director of Public Relations at the Tax Administration Services Department, Meris Haughton, is encouraging persons to take advantage of the extended period, to avoid penalties for late submission.
“Our computerised system will automatically apply a 10 per cent penalty for all payments that come in after June 30, so that will be effected on July 1, so we’re encouraging persons to take advantage of the additional two months to make their property tax payment, to avoid that 10 per cent penalty being applied,” Ms. Haughton told JIS News in an interview.
She noted that property tax payments may be made at any of the 29 tax offices across the island, or online at: www.jamaicatax-online.gov.jm.
The Director added that payments may also be made on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Portmore Tax Office. Additionally, she said that the major offices are equipped with electronic drop boxes, to facilitate cheque payments.
Ms. Haughton reminded persons that they do not have to pay all their property tax at once, as they have the option of paying it in installments, whether half yearly or quarterly. “Whichever method they are using, they need to ensure that they make the first payment or the full payment by June 30, to avoid the 10 per cent penalty being applied,” she said.
For more information persons may contact the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 1-888-TAX-HELP (1-888-829-4357) (local); 1-888-GO-JATAX
(1-888-46-52829) (USA); taxhelp@tasd.gov.jm or visit www.jamaicatax.gov.jm

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