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Another cashier arrested as RPD intensifies investigations



Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2013-01-25 00:00:00

Romaniel McFarlane, a male cashier from the Tax Administration Jamaica’s Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre, was arrested and charged on January 23, 2013, with fifteen counts of falsification of accounts under the Larceny Act, fifteen counts of Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and one count of conspiracy as the RPD continues its investigations into the loss of Motor Vehicle Registration Certificates, Drivers Licence Teslins, blank Motor Vehicle Titles forms and Motor Vehicle License Discs (Stickers) from the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).

He is the sixth staff member of the TAJ charged in connection with the loss of the documents, and his arrest brings to sixteen (16) the total number of persons arrested and charged in this matter.

As the RPD continues its drive to stem the revenue lost in connection with this matter, and close the existing loopholes, the Division is imploring members of the public who may have information regarding the possession or use of motor vehicle documents suspected to be fraudulent, or information concerning suspected fraudulent activities as it relates to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) to contact the Revenue Protection Division at rpdinfo@mof.gov.jm , or 1 - 888 - 225 – 5773 (CALLRPD).

The RPD is further advising that queries on how to complete motor vehicle transactions are to be directed to
Taxpayer Service officers available in the 29 Tax offices, TAJ floorwalkers or by calling the TAJ’s Customer Care Centre’s local toll free number 1-888-TAX-HELP ( 1 - 888 – 829 – 4357 ) , or its toll free USA number 1- 888 – 225-5773.

Information may also be had via e-mail from taxhelp@taj.gov.jm.

The public is once again being reminded that the registration and transfer of motor vehicles should only be carried out at any of the twenty-nine (29) Tax Offices islandwide. Persons uttering fraudulent documents will be liable for prosecution.




Posted By :Cheryl Smith

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