Motor vehicle fitness payment now online

Friday, September 22, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) have teamed up to provide motorists in select parishes with an easier way of paying their motor vehicle fitness fees.

According to a release from the Ministry of Transport, these fees can now be paid online at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm and motorists will no longer have to visit a tax office to do so.

The ITA depots that will facilitate the processing of fitness certificates paid for online are:

Swallowfield, Harbour View and Spanish Town Road in Kingston
St Thomas
Spanish Town in St Catherine
Mandeville in Manchester
St Ann's Bay in St Ann and Montego Bay, St James.

“Online payment service is expected to be rolled out in Port Antonio, Port Maria, Falmouth, Lucea and Black River depots by the end of the calendar year. The Savanna-la-mar depot, which is currently under construction, will come on stream upon completion,” the release stated.

Chief Corporate Communications Officer, at the TAJ, Meris Haughton, said the process is simple and requires motorists to log into the TAJ Payment Portal using their client login or creating an account (where applicable).

According to Haughton, the customer may click on the 'Pay Your Motor Vehicle Fees' tab or select 'The 'Motor Vehicle Fees' option under 'Pay Other Taxes and Fees' and choose the option for their vehicle type. A TRN, a branch number where applicable and a valid credit are required to complete the transaction.

The motorist may then print the statement of payment or record the reference number before proceeding to any of the participating ITA depots to have the vehicle inspected and certified. Upon arrival at the ITA depot motorists may then present the statement of payment or reference number, TRN and the date the fee was purchased.

Haughton has also encouraged motorists to use the new online facility, because the onsite payment facility at the Swallowfield Depot will be eventually phased out.

For more information call 1-888-Tax Help (1-888-829-4357) toll free or visit the Pay Motor Vehicle Fees hub on the TAJ website www.jamaica tax.gov.jm.

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