Is there hustling happening in the GST department? Credible sources tell Plus News that there is an internal investigation at the GST after reports were made that GST field officers, a minister’s son included, tried to extort thousands of dollars from a Belize City business, Crystal Auto Rentals.
Senior Income tax officers were out that same afternoon conducting surprise audits and visited Crystal Auto Rentals where they were informed about the monies that were to be paid to the GST field officers.
The officers from Income Tax then sat and reviewed the video provided by the company, in which we understand that the officers from GST could be seen and heard making their demands.
We called Crystal Auto rentals to validate the story, but the General Manager told us he will neither confirm nor deny the allegations as he is not at liberty to discuss the matter. We will be sure to follow up on this story.