November 26, 2014 6:05 PM
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has carried out another seizure operation to recover outstanding taxes. The latest operation was carried out in Downtown, Kingston on Monday, November 3, 2014 against Gordon & Co. Surveys Limited for approximately $1m for outstanding General Consumption Tax (GCT) and PAYE. The action was taken as the delinquent company had not honoured its obligations and failed to comply with a Court Order that was issued on January 13, 2013. As a result TAJ, through its Special Enforcement Team (SET), working in collaboration with the court bailiff has seized one (1) vehicle belonging to the company.
Just last month, TAJ seized three vehicles from Shur Power Generators & Engine Manufacturing Company for outstanding payments of PAYE and Education Tax. The Special Enforcement Team (SET) is continuing its drive to carry out operations across the island to recover amounts outstanding from delinquent taxpayers, where other enforcement actions have been disobeyed.
Since the start of the fiscal year on April 1, 2014 the Special Enforcement Team has recovered over One Hundred Million Dollars ($100M) in outstanding taxes. The over 670 cases resolved during the period related to enforcing judgement orders, recovering dishonoured cheques and making and monitoring collection arrangements.
The tax authority will continue to intensify other enforcement and collections efforts to recover outstanding sums, while increasing taxpayer education and improving service delivery.
Taxpayers are therefore encouraged to speak with TAJ to make suitable arrangements, if they are faced with difficulties in honouring their tax obligations, particularly were a judgement has been handed down by the Court, to avoid enforcement action by the Special Enforcement Team.