Tuesday 15 October, 2019

NHT seeks to calm its contributors with refund challenges

The National Housing Trust (NHT) has advised that it is aware that some contributors may be experiencing delays in obtaining their 2011 contribution refunds.

The trust, in a release on Monday evening, said it is working with employers to have the issues resolved.

Among the issues which were cited by the trust were:

•             Incomplete/incorrect employee information submitted on the annual returns

•             Late filing of annual returns and

•             Non-responsiveness to repeated follow-ups and notices from the NHT

The trust said it understands how the situation affects the contributors, and remains committed to using the available channels to resolve the issues in the shortest possible time.  

Affected contributors are being asked to notify the NHT and their employers of any challenges being experienced in applying for their refunds.

The NHT said since January 1, 2019, it has paid out over 63,000 applications for refund, valuing in excess of $2 billion.

The trust said it is presently refunding contributions made in 2011 and earlier.

The contributors have been advised to apply for their refunds online via the NHT Online platform that is available on its website, www.nht.gov.jm or via its mobile app, which may be downloaded via the App Store or the Google Play Store.




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