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  • A total of $161 million is earmarked to continue work by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service next fiscal year to construct and renovate several tax offices islandwide.
  • The sum is contained in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • The project, which commenced in September 2018, targets construction of tax offices in Cross Roads, Kingston; and Portmore, St. Catherine, and renovation/rehabilitation of Collectorates in Christiana, Manchester; Brown’s Town and St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann; and Montego Bay, St. James, to improve service delivery.

A total of $161 million is earmarked to continue work by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service next fiscal year to construct and renovate several tax offices islandwide.

The sum is contained in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project, which commenced in September 2018, targets construction of tax offices in Cross Roads, Kingston; and Portmore, St. Catherine, and renovation/rehabilitation of Collectorates in Christiana, Manchester; Brown’s Town and St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann; and Montego Bay, St. James, to improve service delivery.

The procurement of land to construct the Cross Roads collectorate was the most notable achievement up to the end of December 2018.

A similar acquisition is targeted for the Brown’s Town tax office in 2019/20, along with the engagement of consultants to complete pre-contract activities for all locations.

Additional allocations, totalling $1.85 billion, are also programmed for the activities from 2020/21 through to 2022/23.

The projects are being funded by the Government of Jamaica.