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What happens when you don’t pay your property taxes? (PT32)

It’s always good to do the right thing, because when you’re on the wrong side of the law there are penalties.

Here are three things that can happen when you don’t pay your property taxes:

They could issue a summons to take to you to court.

They could issue Levy Warrant and seize goods or chattels and auction them and take the money from that to cover your otustanding debt.

The could also issue a Levy warrant to seize money, bonds and securities in order to cover outstanding debts.

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How to get property tax relief (PT31)

Give to Caesar what is dues to Caesar but you that there are sometimes when Caesar will give back to you. Do you know that the minister could grant property tax relief to people who are having a hard time paying property taxes?

Discretionary Relief: Yes, in instances where people are having a hard time paying property taxes, A special discretionary relief may be given based on decision by KSAC Special Discretionary Relief Committee

Statutory Relief: This may be granted when the potential use of the property is higher than its current use

Reduction in rate:Now if you own agricultural land you could receive a special reduction in rate

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What does property tax cover in Jamaica? (PT30)

You may be wondering what exactly does property taxes cover in Jamaica?

Now for anyone looking to purchase residential or commercial properties in Jamaica, you will have to pay property taxes. Now you may be wondering, what exactly doe this thing cover?

Property tax helps your local government to maintain services in your community such as the street lights, building and maintaining roads, maintaining parks, building schools, collection and disposal of waste, among other things. This also helps to take care of the administrative services and support to the KSAC.

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Who is exempted from paying property taxes? (PT 29)

In some special cases property tax exemptions are granted in Jamaica.

If you own a building that is exclusively used for church worship, a church yard, burial ground or a rectory, yes, you could qualify for property tax exemption. Other educational institutions, we’re talking about Hospitals, Charitable organization and cultural organizations that have been approved by the minister and used solely for that purpose.

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Who pays property taxes? (PT28)

All persons who are in possession of land pay property tax in Jamaica. This could include the owner of the property, a tenant, mortgagee or the occupier. Basically anyone in possession of the property pays property taxes.

If you hold residential or commercial properties, this will be one of your responsibilites. This is generally due on April 1 of each year. This means if you are paying in full, it can be done on April 1st. However, Tax Administration of Jamaica have different payment options. So you can pay semi annually or quarterly

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