Travel Restrictions to be Enforced for Tax Dodgers.
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that all persons planning to travel overseas and who have outstanding tax liabilities are to contact the Department to have the matter resolved or face a Stop Order being placed against them.
As part of its enhanced compliance programme, TAJ intends to issue Stop Orders on delinquent taxpayers who have undisputed liabilities and have been contacted but remain delinquent.
This will prevent such persons from leaving the island until the outstanding matters have been cleared or suitable written arrangements have been made to settle them. Taxpayers who are in doubt about their status are encouraged to contact the TAJ’s Customer Care Centre at 1-888-TAXHELP (829-4357) or the nearest Tax Office.
This tax collection activity forms part of the administration’s on-going debt collection strategy under the National Compliance Plan, to counter the prevalence of tax evasion and wilful non-compliance.
Taxpayers are strongly encouraged to file their returns on time, pay their taxes in full, or seek to make arrangements to pay at any tax office if unable to pay in full.
Tax evasion is a criminal offence and the tax authority will act with the full provisions of the law to recover any outstanding amounts from tax dodgers.
Posted By :Meris Haughton
Company Name : Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ)
Company Address : PCJ Building (4th Floor) 36 Trafalgar Road Kingston 10