Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has put several measures in place, as hundreds of motorists are expected to visit Tax Offices island wide today October 31, the final day of the amnesty. Additionally, TAJ has increased security at all its collection points on the final day of the amnesty with additional support from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for crowd control and traffic management. So far just over Four Hundred Million Dollars ($400,000,000) has been collected since the start the Traffic Ticket Amnesty on August 2.
TAJ’s personnel will be on hand at Tax Offices to guide taxpayers to the appropriate service areas, as well as to provide information to help with the smooth flow of customer traffic throughout the day. However, the tax authority is advising business persons who had not filed their GCT Returns ahead of the October 31 due date, to expect delays as it coincides with the final day of the Traffic Ticket Amnesty, and it is expected that hundreds of motorists may be paying their outstanding tickets, thereby increasing the waiting time at Tax Offices.
For even greater convenience motorists and business persons may use TAJ’s online option, which allows them to pay their Traffic Ticket and or file their GCT Return or make the payment up to 11:59 pm on October 31, without facing any penalty. Persons may use a valid credit card to make payment online at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm from the convenience of their home, office or mobile device. This can also be done using the eSpot facility available in major Tax Offices, with on spot support.
Motorists are reminded that they must have the traffic ticket or traffic ticket number to make a payment inline or online. Persons are advised to contact the JCF special Traffic Ticket Call Centre at 948-0411 for information on outstanding tickets.
Once the Traffic Ticket Amnesty deadline has passed, the system used in the collection of traffic ticket fines will revert to its original state, which will result in all tickets not paid within twenty-one (21) days as prescribed by law, not being payable at any Tax Office or through the online system and the individual must instead attend court.