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Tax Delinquents Arrested in Central Jamaica

As Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) continues to ramp up compliance, its Special Enforcement Team (SET) recently conducted operations in Manchester and Clarendon, jointly with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to recover outstanding taxes of approximately $13.1M. This resulted in full payment from several taxpayers.

Among the list of tax delinquents were business operators Bunny Rose, Vaughn Fletcher, Tyrone Hartley, and Sydney McPherson. Additionally, execution of warrants of disobedience were served on Ian Myers, Wengsheng Su, Winston Russell, Donna Lyn, Martin Lilly and Robert Taylor, who were all taken before the Parish Courts for failure to show on their court dates.

They were all subsequently offered bail.

Taxpayer

Reason for Action

Parish

Court Action

Outcome

Bunny Rose

Failure to pay Income and Education Tax

Manchester

 

Paid the outstanding sum in full.

Vaugh Fletcher

Failure to pay Education

Manchester

 

Paid the outstanding sum in full.

Tyrone Hartley

Failure to pay Education Tax and Income Tax

Manchester

 

Paid the outstanding sum in full.

Sydney

McPherson

Failure to pay Education Tax and Income Tax

Manchester

 

Paid the outstanding sum in full.

Ian Myers

Failure to pay Education Tax and Income Tax

Manchester

Taken before Mandeville Parish Court and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $40,000.00 with own surety.

 

Wengsheng Su

Failure to pay General Consumption Tax and Income Tax

Manchester

Taken before Mandeville Parish Court and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $40,000.00 with surety.

 

Winston Rusell

Failure to pay Education Taxes and Income Tax

Manchester

Taken before Mandeville Parish Court and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $30,000.00 with surety.

 

Donna Lyn

Failure to pay Education Taxes and PAYE

Manchester

Taken before Mandeville Parish Court and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $40,000.00 with surety.

 

Martin Lilly

Failure to pay Education Taxes and Income Tax

Clarendon

Taken before May Pen Parish Court and subsequently offered bail in the sum of $70,000.00 with surety.

 

Robert Taylor

Failure to pay Education Taxes and Income Tax

Clarendon

Taken before May Pen Parish Court. The warrant was vacated and a new order issue.

 

 

Tax Administration Jamaica continues to increase its enforcement activities against chronically delinquent taxpayers with a raft of measures under the Tax Collection Act which includes the seizure of assets and garnishment to recover outstanding taxes.

Persons are urged to seek dialogue with TAJ to discuss payment arrangement facilities to remain compliant, as robust enforcement action will follow once all means to collect the outstanding amounts have been exhausted. Persons may get further information on payment arrangement facilities by contacting the nearest Tax Office.

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