Monday 21 September, 2020

St Thomas quarantine impacts Morant Bay Tax Office

File photo of a tax office in the Corporate Area.

File photo of a tax office in the Corporate Area.

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising the public that the Morant Bay Tax Office will be closed during the period of the 14-day COVID-19 quarantine imposed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in the Church Corner area of St Thomas. 

The closure is effective from Monday, August 10, and comes after the TAJ was advised that the boundaries of the quarantined areas include the location of that office, the state agency said in a press release. 

Church Corner was been placed under quarantine for a period of 14 days, effective Thursday, August 6, after 28 coronavirus cases were detected there within less than a week. 

The closure of the Morant Bay Tax Office means that taxpayers, outside of the quarantined communities, are advised to visit the Port Morant Tax Office or any tax office convenient to them to conduct their usual tax transactions, the TAJ said.

TAJ is also reminding customers that several services may be accessed online at, such as paying Property Tax, Motor Vehicle Certificate of Fitness Fees, Traffic Ticket, as well as the filing and payment of monthly payroll taxes and fees that will be due on August 14. Additionally application for Tax Compliance Certificate will only be accepted online.

TAJ also advised persons who have recently travelled from overseas or who know that they have come into contact with persons who have travelled or been exposed to COVID-19 and are within a 14-days quarantined period that they should not visit any tax office.

"This appeal comes as the administration works to protect the health and safety of our staff, customers and other stakeholders," the TAJ said.

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