February 15, 2019 1:15 PM
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding Employers that their Employers Monthly Declarations (S01) for the month of January becomes due on Thursday February 14, 2019 and MUST be filed online using the tax portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. This is in keeping with the requirement for Employers to submit their monthly declarations electronically, as part of the fifth phase of mandatory requirements for electronic submissions, which is in effect since January 2.
Although payments may be made online, Employers who choose to make payments inline, will now benefit from a system enhancement which will enable them to generate their own Payment Advice using their eServices account. This printed Advice must be submitted with payments at any Tax Office island-wide.
Taxpayers are reminded to contact their Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Taxpayer Education Officers or the Customer Care Centre to register for efiling or to arrange for assistance. Additionally, ‘How To’ guides for eFiling of Tax Returns and creating a Payment Advice are available online on the TAJ website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.
eFiling facilities are also available at several Tax Offices to accommodate taxpayers making electronic declarations, with assistance from TAJ staff.
Employers are reminded that they can benefit from the employment tax credit if they make their payments on time. To qualify, eligible persons must declare and pay their monthly statutory payroll deductions (S01) on or before the 14th of each month. 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.
For further information persons may call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.