MOCA, TAJ target tax evaders in Clarendon

News post August 17, 2016

The operations, which began at 5:30 am Wednesday is targeting “chronically delinquent taxpayers” who have refused to comply with the orders of the court, the TAJ said in a news release.KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) continue operations in sections of Clarendon today, to recover outstanding taxes from tax evaders.

The operations are expected to continue for several hours.

The TAJ said yesterday’s operations in the Old Harbour communities of Marlie Gardens, Old Harbour Villas, Aviary, New Harbour Village, Rhone Park Estate, Church Pen, and East Street resulted in 17 taxpayers making full payments on spot, while several others paid down significant amounts with  arrangements to settle the outstanding sums shortly. TAJ said it will continue to carry out enforcement activities to ensure the protection of the revenue. “Taxpayers are encouraged to speak with the tax authority to make suitable arrangements, if they are faced with difficulties in honouring their tax obligations, particularly where a judgement has been handed down by the court,” TAJ said. “Failure to comply with a court order will result in strong enforcement action to recover the outstanding amounts.”

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