Be On Alert For Wanna Be GST Officers

Today the Department of General Sales Tax (DGST) issued a public notice alerting that the department...

Did Suspected Drug Plane Refuel in Belize?

On Friday morning Belizeans were awoken by the news that another drug plane had landed in the North ...

CSCPA Lashes Out At Santander

The release of white sugar in the local market by the multinational Spanish company, Santander, has ...

Opposition Leader Calls On GOB To Keep Insisting On Guatemala On Agreement

In light of the age-old territorial, insular and maritime dispute between Belize and neighbouring co...

San Narciso Businessman Believed To Be Kidnapped

There is very disturbing news to report tonight involving the reported kidnapping of a businessman f...

  • Be On Alert For Wanna Be GST Officers

    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:23
  • Did Suspected Drug Plane Refuel in Belize?

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018 02:58
  • CSCPA Lashes Out At Santander

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:09
  • Opposition Leader Calls On GOB To Keep Insisting On Guatemala On Agreement

    Thursday, 07 June 2018 03:03
  • San Narciso Businessman Believed To Be Kidnapped

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:47

GSTToday the Department of General Sales Tax (DGST) issued a public notice alerting that the department has received reports of an individual or individuals who are deceiving the public by pretending to be GST officers. The department emphasized that when interacting with registered persons, all GST officers must present a GST identification card and further added that if individuals suspect that someone might be an imposter, they can feel free to call the office for confirmation.


In light of the reports that have been circulating, the department highlighted section 54 of the GST Act which indicates the following…. One, that the Commissioner may designate persons to be authorised persons for the purposes of this Act. Two, the Commissioner shall cause to be issued to each authorised person an authority in writing signed on behalf of the Commissioner. And three, an authorised person shall produce the authority issued to him under subsection (2) of this section whenever required to do so by a person in respect of whom he has exercised, or is about to exercise, any power conferred on him by this Act.”


The public (registered persons in particular) are asked to kindly report any suspicious interaction with individuals who claim to be GST officers.

 

Share this post

Add comment