Mobile property tax unit resumes services today

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Mobile property tax unit resumes services today

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The mobile property tax unit is resuming operations in St Andrew and St Ann today.

The service, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), had been suspended since March, as part of the COVID-19 public health and safety strategies implemented to curb the spread of the disease.

The service will be available over a three-day period beginning today and ending Friday at 3:00 pm.

In St Andrew, the mobile unit will be located at the Constant Spring Tax Office, while in St Ann, the unit will be at the St Ann's Bay Tax Office. The units will operate between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Individuals visiting these locations can use the unit to pay their property tax via cash, debit or credit card. The move is expected to shorten the wait time at these locations.

The unit said health and safety guidelines will still be implemented at these locations as customers will be required to wear a mask, hand sanitise, have their temperature checked and maintain physical distancing while they wait.

The public is also being reminded that the TAJ resumed the collection of property tax at all tax offices on Monday, May 18, following a temporary suspension at some of its offices in an effort to ease crowding at those locations.

As an alternative to the mobile property tax unit or the in-branch collection available at all tax offices, taxpayers are encouraged to make property tax payments online at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.


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