Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, says as of this month, it will begin paying Income Tax refunds directly into bank accounts, instead of by cheques.
The TAJ says an Electronic Funds Transfer or EFT Project is now being piloted to accommodate the change.
It says all persons claiming a PAYE Income Tax refund, will be required to submit their banking details in order to receive their refunds electronically.
In order to facilitate the payment, persons are being advised to complete the standard Government of Jamaica Client Information Form, reflecting their bank information.
This is to be submitted along with their Income Tax form when applying for a refund.
The TAJ says during the first month of the pilot, the EFT project will focus on claims submitted at the TAJ Refunds Unit.
It says by next month, the project will be expanded to include those claims received at any of the 29 tax offices across the island.
The TAJ says the EFT project will be further extended in 2015 to include GCT refunds.