St. James Parish Council warns against fraudulent tax collectors

No. 49 Wednesday, February 03, 2010 
As Jamaicans adjust to aspects of the new tax package already impacting their lives, the St. James Parish Council has been made aware of the fact that persons,
fraudulently posing as employees of the offices of the Collector of Taxes,
have been requesting payment for overdue Property Taxes
in some of the rural sections of St. James.
According to Secretary/Manager of the St. James Parish
Council, Winston Palmer, the Parish Council is aware
of the illicit activity and steps are being taken to cease the
‘Annually, the Collector of taxes makes the necessary
arrangements for the collection of property taxes.., the
communities are always given prior information before any
representatives are dispatched for the collection of these
taxes, particularly in rural areas,” stated Palmer. Added to
this, he said, “an Identification Card must be presented.”
Mr. Palmer is advising the public that they will be made
aware when collectors will visit their communities. He is also
imploring persons to contact the offices of the Collector of
Taxes, the Inland Revenue Department, or the St. James
Police before giving over any form of information or payment
to anyone claiming to be affiliated to the Collector of Taxes.

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