Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will open select Tax Offices this Saturday March 30 ahead of the Property Tax due date of April 1, to facilitate members of the public to pay their liabilities for the 2019/20 fiscal year. The Tax Authority is urging taxpayers not to wait until the last minute to visit the Tax Offices, as they could experience delays due to the expected increase in customer traffic. Additionally, persons have the option of querying their liabilities and making the payments online at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.
The following Tax Offices will operate between the hours of 10am – 2pm:
- St. Andrew
- May Pen
- Spanish Town
- St. Ann’s Bay
- Montego Bay
The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday opening time (10am-4pm)
Employers still in the process of filing their Annual Employer’s Return (S02) due April 1, will be able to get support at any of the Tax Offices being opened on Saturday, to file their Returns that are mandated to be filed online with assistance from TAJ personnel. Employers are urged to file on time to avoid the $5,000 monthly penalty for failure to do so.
Additionally, taxpayers will be able to conduct their usual weekday transactions, including renewing Driver’s Licences, processing motor vehicle documents, paying Property Taxes and Traffic Ticket fines and applying for a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), as the Tax Authority continues to provide greater convenience to access its services. However audit and compliance activities will not be available during the Saturday operation.
TAJ is reminding persons that it has available a suite of online services, that can be accessed outside of a Tax Office. It provides a fast, secure, convenient and user-friendly option for persons wishing to pay and/or file online.
For further information call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.