Select Tax Offices To Open For Saturday Operations

The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it will open select Tax Offices for the next two Saturdays (April 17 and April 24, 2021). The administration says this is an effort to provide convenience for Jamaicans in light of the amendments under the Disaster Risk Management Act.

The St. Andrew, Mandeville, St. Ann’s Bay, Montego Bay and Savanna-la-Mar Tax Offices will open between the hours of 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on both Saturdays. However, the Old Harbour tax Office will open only on April 24, at the abovementioned time.

Additionally, the Portmore Tax Office will also operate on both Saturdays with adjusted business hours stemming from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  

Taxpayers are being advised that they will be able to conduct their usual weekday transactions, except for audit and compliance activities.

Additionally, persons wishing to make payments for Property Tax may opt to utilise the added convenience of TAJ’s weekend operating hours, as they have until April 30 before any penalty is applied.

Also, the TAJ is reminding persons that they may opt to avoid a Tax Office visit by conducting several transactions online, including payment for Driver’s Licence renewal, Fitness Certificate and Property Tax, as well as electronically querying Property Tax liabilities.

Customers may also avail themselves of a range of online payment options, including making tax payments via the National Commercial Bank, as customers are able to use their online banking platform by adding TAJ as a Payee. Additionally, payments can be made via the Tax Authority’s website using a credit card or other banking card with credit card features.