Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) was established on April 1, 2011 by the Revenue Administration (Amendment) Act 2011, consolidating activities of the former Inland Revenue Department (IRD), Taxpayer Audit and Assessment Department (TAAD) and Tax Administration Services Department (TASD). TAJ became a Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authority (SARA), effective November 3, 2014 and is now operating under a new governance structure and has a Management Board. The Chairman is Mrs. Gina Phillips Black. TAJ also has direct report to the Financial Secretary. The TAJ is seeking to transform its operations through human resources, processes, technology and physical infrastructure, to accomplish TAJs vision of becoming a World Class Tax Administration
What is the Role of TAJ?
Tax Administration Jamaica is responsible for the Administration of Domestic Tax.
What is TAJs Mandate?
To collect domestic taxes payable in accordance with the law, and to facilitate voluntary compliance and to implement tax laws & policies introduced by the Ministry of Finance & Planning.
The organisation has the responsibility to:
-Audit, assess and collect domestic taxes.
-Promote voluntary compliance through various service channels and educational programmes
-Enforce tax Laws
-Provide property management services for Tax Offices and Revenue Service Centres
-Maintain a taxpayer registry.
-Process Drivers Licences
-Manage the Motor Vehicle Registry
TAJ scope of Operations includes:
The Administration of Domestic Taxes such as Income Tax General Consumption Tax Education, Property and Asset Taxes.
TAJ is the Primary Government Collection Agency Provides Document Processing, such as TRN, Compliance Certificates, Drivers Licence, Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate and Title.
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