Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding ALL employers that their Employers Annual Return (S02) is due on March 31, 2017 and must be filed electronically via the administration’s Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) on the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.
Employers and their agents are reminded that a business must be registered for eServices in RAiS to allow for the S02 to be filed online. Additionally, employers are advised that they must ensure that the form is properly completed, to include the TRN and NIS for the employees listed.
TAJ personnel are continuing to provide guidance to employers and/or their agents on the registration and filing processes of the S02, as well as to complete the form which has been revised to also capture HEART contributions. Assistance is also being provided through the Customer Care Centre at 1-888-TAX-HELP (829-4357).
Employers may continue to get assistance from TAJ personnel, through to the end of March, at its Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP) sessions island wide. These special support sessions will also be made available on Saturdays at select tax offices and a schedule of all STAP sessions is available at www.jamiacatax.gov.jm.
These locations are:
- Constant Spring
- Montego Bay Spanish Town
- May Pen
- St. Ann’s Bay
The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday opening.
Mandatory online filing of the Employers Annual Return (S02) was introduced in 2015, and is aimed at enhancing the capacity to more accurately capture data in a timely and cost effective manner, while assisting in the efforts of TAJ and its partner agencies to develop a more efficient tax system.