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Units and Sections

The Division comprises four work units - namely Legal, Administrative, Revenue Investigations and Internal & Special Investigations. The Administrative and Legal Units provide the requisite support to the latter two (2) work units which are tasked with the following activities:

Revenue Investigations Unit: 

This Unit is tasked primarily with the identification and investigation of revenue breaches and non-compliance with the relevant legislation. Other activities include the - 

 

 

  • Collection  of  outstanding Taxes/Duties and penalties identified in the course of investigations; 
  • Performing Post Audits; 
  • Analyzing Taxpayer records to identify fraud and tax evasion; 
  • Development of  systems to detect breaches; 
  • Recommendations for   improvement to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ,  systems and amendments to support initiatives: 
  • Identification of breaches for which legislative remedies are not provided ,  or where the  legislation is weak, cumbersome, inadequate or difficult to execute successfully; 
  • the review of existing Revenue and other relevant  Laws;  
  • Prosecuting Offenders; 
  • Development of an effective Intelligence Network and Intelligence Gathering;  
  • Risk and Threat Analysis  specific to the Units’ areas of responsibility; 

Internal an Internal and Special Investigations Unit:

The Unit is tasked with investigating allegations of corruption, bribery, and (serious) conductviolations within the TAJ and Jamaica Customs. The Unit also conducts pre-employment screenings, employee and public education, sensitization and awareness programmes.

Other activities include -

  • Stemming the leakage and recovery of revenue losses resulting from corruption 
  • Identification and Recommendations for improvements to systems, facilities, procedures, rules/regulations and laws to enhance the prevention of internal breaches and collusion
  • Conducting Background and Integrity Checks for prospective and current employees witthe Ministry of Finance, Revenue Services et al et alet al et al  to assist in protecting the Revenue;
  • Inspections of the Tax Administration facilities – including Customs -  and making recommendations where necessary;  
  • Providing recommendations in the following areas - 
    • recruitment and employment policies; 
    • Institutionalizing efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of the Revenue Agencies. 
  • Risk and Threat Analysis specific to the Units’ areas of responsibility; 
  • Prosecuting offenders where applicable;