TAJ fines St Ann wholesale for failure to provide book-keeping

Friday, January 18, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has prosecuted the operators of a wholesale in St Ann for failing to keep proper books and records relating to their business activities.

Proprietors of DAFA Wholesale and Retail Limited were fined $250,000 when they appeared before the parish court on December 14 following "intelligence gathering" by the TAJ's Intelligence, Investigation and Enforcement Unit.

The wholesale establishment was charged under Section 17 of the amended Revenue Administration Act (RAA) for failure to produce books, records and documents as requested.

In the meantime, the TAJ is reminding taxpayers that it is an offence not to keep proper books and records relating to their business activities, and failure to produce such books, records and documents when requested to do so for an audit/investigation within the specified time will result in a prosecution.

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