September 26, 2017 10:34 AM
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will again be opening several of its tax offices this Saturday, September 30, 2017, primarily to facilitate motorists wishing to take advantage of the Traffic Ticket Amnesty now on, to pay their outstanding traffic tickets. This move will also help to accommodate the usual increase in persons transacting business at a month end. As a result, the following offices will operate between the hours of 10am-2pm:
- Constant Spring
- Montego Bay
- Spanish Town
- May Pen
- St. Ann’s Bay
The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday opening time of 10am - 4pm.
Customers will be able to access all usual weekday services, including motor vehicle transactions, renewal of Driver’s Licences and Property Tax payment, as the tax authority continues to provide greater convenience. Audit and compliance activities will not be available during the Saturday operation.
GCT registered taxpayers are cautioned that although some tax offices will be open this Saturday, their monthly GCT return for the month of August is due on or before Friday, September 29, 2017. This is in keeping with the legal requirement that GCT returns are due the last working day of the month.
Motorists are reminded that they have several channels through which they can pay traffic fines. They have the option of paying inline or utilizing the designated eSpots in any of the listed locations or to make online payments via the TAJ portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. Motorists are advised that they must have either the ticket number or the traffic ticket itself to facilitate payment, whether at a tax office or online.
Persons seeking support to make queries about any outstanding tickets are directed to contact the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Call Centre at 948-0411 Mondays to Thursdays (8:30am-5pm) Friday (8:30am-4pm) and any scheduled Saturday opening date.
This Saturday’s opening marks the third time since the start of the August 2 Traffic Ticket Amnesty that TAJ has opened some of its locations. TAJ will again be operating at several tax offices on Saturdays October 21and 28, ahead of the October 31 end of the three-month long Traffic Ticket Amnesty.