Public Urged To Be Aware Of Persons Purporting To Be Land Tax Employees

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In response to reports about persons purporting to collect monies for outstanding land taxes, the Commissioner of Land Tax, Wayne Forde, is warning the public not to engage in any transactions with these individuals.

He said the department had received information that some residents in St. Philip and St. Thomas, had been approached by persons who demanded money for the payment of outstanding land taxes.

Mr. Forde maintained: "No authority has been given to anyone to collect money on the Department’s behalf.??They are further advised that payments are made only at the main office on Fairchild Street, or the sub-offices in the Holetown Complex, St. James and Southern Plaza, Oistins, Christ Church, and not to any individual."

Additionally, the Commissioner stressed that all officers must carry the Department’s picture identification card which must be produced on demand.?? He also pointed out that these officers are only authorised to gather information for inventory purposes and not to collect monies.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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