June 1 is deadline for Motor Vehicle Licence purchases
The deadline for the sale of Motor Vehicle Licences is June 1, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says.
The announcement was made in a statement by the tax collection agency yesterday which also apologised for delays experienced by taxpayers last Wednesday at the Licence Revenue Office (LRO).
Persons visiting the office on Smyth Street were told, at one point that computers used to process the licences were down. This led to many leaving after spending hours waiting in the line.
“The system for issuing licences suffered technical difficulties, hindering the smooth sale of Motor Vehicle Licences and disrupted other services offered by LRO,” GRA said in explaining the delays.
The licences are also up for sale at the Tax Operations and Services Building, Albert and Charlotte Streets; the General Post Office, Robb Street and Customs House on Main Street.
In the regions, the licences are on sale at GRA regional offices in Lethem, Corriverton, New Amsterdam, Linden, Anna Regina, Parika and Bartica.
“A three-month grace period is allowed for the sale of licences and during this period no checks would be made by the police force for renewed licences. The grace period comes to an end on June 1, 2011. Persons are encouraged to make use of the additional sale locations.”
Vehicle owners who fail to purchase their licences or renew same on or before June 1, 2011 will be required to pay a ten percent administrative penalty on the cost of their licence.
In addition, persons without their motor vehicle licences after the grace period may be subject to a fine by the Guyana Police Force, GRA warned.