Tax Administration encouraged to go after tax evaders

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Tax Administration encouraged to go after tax evaders

Monday, May 07, 2012

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NATIONAL Integrity Action Limited (NIA) is giving encouragement to the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) “to intensify its effort to utilise all lawful means to reduce tax evasion, and in its conduct of assessments, particularly of large taxpayers”.
The group is encouraging the TAJ “not to be in any way intimidated by threats of any kind, whether from corporate or political sources”.
“NIA wishes to remind that no taxpayer – local or foreign – however big and well-connected, and however positive a corporate image, is above the law,” a statement from the group’s executive director Professor Trevor Munroe said.
“What is beyond dispute, as NIA has been pointing out, is that tax evasion, particularly by large taxpayers in Jamaica, is a major contributor to the inability of successive administrations to relieve the inordinate burden on PAYE taxpayers as well as the incapacity to pay teachers adequately, to provide the police with the necessary vehicles, and to acquire and maintain appropriate equipment for hospitals and clinics to serve the peoples’ health needs,” the statement said.

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