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TAJ: Positive response to ticket amnesty
2012-07-09 13:35:28 | (0 Comments)
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says persons are already responding to the traffic ticket amnesty announced by the National Security Ministry.
Taxpayers wait in line at the Constant Spring Road collectorate - File
Yesterday Tax Administration said its systems are now ready for the amnesty.
The Amnesty which began on July 1 will run until December 31 and will apply to offenders with unpaid traffic tickets that were issued before September 21, 2010.
This morning spokesperson for Tax Administration Jamaica, Meris Haughton, said persons have been contacting the national security ministry’s call centre seeking to get their ticket numbers.
She says persons will not be able to pay their outstanding fines if they do not have the ticket numbers.
Meanwhile, Miss Haughton says if motorists are uncertain whether they have outstanding tickets, they may find out by visiting the website of Tax Administration Jamaica and entering their particulars.
It is projected that the traffic ticket amnesty will raise 2 billion dollars.
During the amnesty, offenders who pay the fine in full will be cleared of the offence.
All attached penalties, including loss of points, and the obligation to attend court would also be waived.
However, the amnesty does not cover serious offences such as dangerous driving as those are not ticketable.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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