Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise employers that statutory deductions (S01) for January are due on Thursday February 15, 2018. This is as a result of the usual due date of the 14th day of the month falling on Ash Wednesday which is a public holiday. Taxpayers will therefore be allowed to submit their January S01 the following business day, Thursday February 15 without incurring any penalty.
Employers are reminded that they can benefit from the employment tax credit if they make their payments on time. To qualify, eligible persons must file and pay their monthly statutory payroll deductions (S01) on time. Such employers may claim the total amount of payroll statutory contributions for Education Tax, NHT, NIS and HEART, that is, both the employee and employer portions, which have been declared and paid on time for that year.
The maximum amount that can be claimed is thirty percent (30%) of the Income Tax payable in the year of assessment for unregulated entities.
For further information persons may contact the Tax Administration’s Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) toll-free or visit our website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.