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Special Arrangements in Place for Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2012-07-11 09:32:00

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that it has implement special arrangements; to accommodate the Traffic Ticket Amnesty on tickets issued before September 21, 2010 announced by the Minister of National Security. These activities form part of several measures to make it easier for customers to pay over their outstanding traffic fines.

In anticipation of the increased customer traffic TAJ will implement dedicated lines in its offices where necessary and increase floor management teams.  Persons are advised to make note of the traffic ticket number or take along the traffic ticket for easy reference when making payments. It should be noted that tickets issued before September 21, 2010, and therefore eligible for the amnesty are not payable via the on-line tax facility, and MUST be paid at a Tax Office.
Persons may check for outstanding tickets by using the online query traffic ticket option available on the Jamaica Tax Portal at, by entering their TRN or Driver’s Licence Number. The public is however advised that there may be discrepancies, particularly for tickets paid through the Courts.  A team is currently working to cross check the traffic ticket database against the payments made and to make the necessary adjustments.   
Taxpayers are being advised to avoid peak days on or around the 14th and on or around the last day of the month, as these as regular due dates for other tax types and are usually busy; this will result in paying over traffic fines with very little delay.
These arrangements come on the heels of an expected increase in customer traffic across its network of offices over the six month period of the amnesty.
Persons may call the Ministry of National Security’s phone bank for details of the amnesty or to make queries about available information, at: 928-2155/928-3450/928-9831/928-4181/930-3505/930-0141/930-0042.

Posted By :Meris Haughton

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