Jamaica: Tax Relief For Computer Donors

Disgruntled donors and cash-starved parents angered by hefty taxes on computers may now benefit from relief on duties that have hobbled access to online learning for children amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools since March.

Jermaine and Jennifer McLoggan shipped three tablets from Canada that arrived in Jamaica on October 13. Though the tablets are here, the receiver was unable to collect all the devices because of financial constraints.

“After this individual spent over five hours in this place, to my surprise, Customs wanted to charge $47,867 to clear these items,” said Jennifer.

Unemployed since the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer said that only one of the three tablets was picked up as that’s what they could afford given that Jermaine, who is ill, is also out of a job.


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