Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is encouraging the use of their online payment system, to reduce crowding at TAJ locations and assist in minimizing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID19).
Corporate Communications Officer at the TAJ, Leighton Beckles told JIS News that many of the services can be accessed online.
Some of these include the So2 (Employers’ Annual returns), which is due at the end of March; Property Tax which is due at the end of April; Income Tax; General Consumption Tax and Annual Payroll Deductibles.
Additionally, Mr. Beckles informed that traffic tickets and motor vehicle fitness can be paid online.
“So, Jamaicans can go online and conduct many of our transactions, therefore lessening the crowd in the tax office,” he said.
In the meantime, Mr. Beckles noted that all TAJ offices across Jamaica are open but noted that conducting transactions inside will take a little longer, as each office is accepting 20 persons at a time, in keeping with recent Government stipulations.
Mr. Beckles indicated as well, that the issuing of driver’s licenses by TAJ has been suspended until further notice.
He said individuals renewing their licenses will be issued with a receipt after paying the required fees. He added however that persons are to use this receipt along with the expired driver’s license, until the TAJ resumes this service.
Mr. Beckles said the Police Traffic Division has been made aware of the new arrangements.