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Beware of imposters acting as GST officers

Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 4:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:The Department of General Sales Tax (DGST) today informed the public that the office is aware there are persons who have been impersonating GST officers.

The public is reminded that GST officers must present a GST identification card when interacting with registered customers.

If you suspect that a person is not a GST officer you can call the GST office to verify.

The GST Act provides at section 54 that:

“(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 public advised to report any suspicious interaction with individuals presenting themselves as GST officers.

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