All taxpayers currently filing Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns are reminded that they are now required to file their CIT and Assets Tax Returns online via Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. This means that effective January 1, 2019 the Returns for these categories of taxpayers MUST be filed using TAJ’s online facility.
Additionally, Employers are now required to submit their Employer’s Monthly Statutory Remittance Payroll Deductions (S01) electronically in this phase. Employers are therefore now required to submit their declarations electronically, using the Tax Authority’s online tax portal by January 14 when the latest S01 return becomes due.
The Tax Authority reaped great success with the previous phase of mandatory electronic filing, where approximately 99% of GCT taxpayers have complied with the requirement to file online. Other Returns already mandated to be filed electronically include Employer’s Annual Return (S02) and all Returns filed by Large Taxpayers. These categories of taxpayers continue to benefit from the convenience of filing and paying their taxes online, as they are able to do so at any time from any location worldwide. Customers also realize a significant reduction in travelling costs and opportunity savings by avoiding lines associated with conducting business in a tax office.
Persons may contact the TAJ Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) toll-free for further information or assistance.