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  • TAJ will be setting-up four (4) outstations on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at separate locations across the island.
  • These outstations will provide a convenient option for persons to pay their property taxes.
  • Property Owners are reminded that property tax payments can be made in quarterly installments.

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) in its continued drive to collect outstanding property taxes will be setting-up four (4) outstations on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at separate locations across the island. The operation of these outstations is to provide a convenient option for persons to pay their property taxes, without having to visit a tax office or pay online.

The venues for the four outstations for this Saturday are:

1. Longville Park Plaza, Clarendon

2. Alligator Pond Infant & Primary School, Manchester

3. Runaway Bay Post Office, St. Ann

4. Harbour View Police Station, KSAC

The operations of the outstation collection points will begin at 10:00a.m and end at 2:00p.m.

Property Owners in the neighbouring communities are encouraged to visit these outstations to make payments, as well as to get updated information on their accounts. It should be noted that persons will receive their receipts after payments have being made.

The strategy of operating outstations for collecting outstanding property taxes in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will be concentrated in other parishes in coming months. To date, two (2) outstations collection were conducted in Pines Plaza, Junction, St. Elizabeth and Gimmi-Me-Bit, Clarendon and will continue through to the end of the year.

Property Owners are reminded that property tax payments can be made in quarterly installments. The third quarterly installment becomes due on October 1, 2013. Land owners are being reminded that payments may also be made online through the Jamaica Tax Portal at www.jamaicatax-online.gov.jm, using a credit card, or at any tax office.

For persons who are not sure if or how much property tax is owed, they may use the Property Tax Query online service, recently launched by TAJ, to look up the information, by logging on to the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm and entering their valuation number. Alternately, persons may contact the Customer Care Centre at 1-888-TAX-HELP (829-4357) for the information.