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The Minister of Finance & the Public Service

The Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, is Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service and is Member of Parliament for St Andrew Northwestern. ...

Financial Secretary

Ms. Darlene Morrison is currently Jamaica’s Financial Secretary. As Financial Secretary, Ms. Morrison is the technical and administrative head of the Ministry of Finance and the Pu...

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

The Hon. Marsha Smith, MP was born and raised in the parish of Saint Ann. She was educated at Brown’s Town Primary School, Westwood High School, Brown’s Town Community College, the...

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;