Jamaicans will soon be able to pay some taxes via their mobile phones.
This was announced by Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke as he opened the budget debate on Thursday.
He said Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will develop a mobile app to accommodate payment of certain tax types including property tax and traffic ticket fines in the 2019/20 financial year.
Meanwhile, Dr. Clarke said in the upcoming financial year TAJ will begin the designing and planning process for new tax offices to replace those at Portmore, Cross Roads, Christiana, Santa Cruz, St. Ann's Bay, Brown's Town, Buff Bay as well as for the retrofitting and reorganisation of tax offices in Mandeville and Montego Bay.
He said it is part of the TAJ's plan to improve its physical infrastructure, increase the cadre of cashiers, expand its queue management system and implement additional eService solutions.