Belmopan- The Government of Belize warns the general public for people feigning to be GST-Officers. The public is reminded by the GST Office that GST officers must always present a GST identification card when interacting with registered persons.
“If you suspect that a person is not a GST officer you can call the GST office and verify if said person is indeed a GST office”, is stated in a letter signed by the Commissionar of General Sales Tax.
In the GST Act, the following text can be found:
(1) The Commissioner may designate persons to be authorized persons for the purposes of this Act.
(2) The Commissioner shall cause to be issued to each authorized person an authority in writing signed on behalf of the Commissioner.
(3) An authorized 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 Commissioner DGST advises the public, especially registered persons, to report any suspicious interaction with individuals presenting themselves as GST officers.