February 19, 2019 12:30 PM
As the Income Tax Filing due date draws closer Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) continues to assist hundreds of business persons to file their final Income Tax Returns for Taxpayers getting support to meet the March 15 Income Tax Filing due date at a recent Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), session at the Kingston Revenue Service Centre recently 2018 as well as their Estimated Returns for 2019 before the March 15 deadline now one month away. Through its Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), business persons and self-employed individuals island wide have been making use of the free tax support sessions such as that staged by the Kingston Revenue Service Centre recently, where approximately 30 taxpayers were given free assistance to file their Returns and get registered for TAJ online services.
Business persons and self-employed individuals can make use of these special tax support sessions, by taking along their income and expenditure statements, valid identification and their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), where TAJ personnel will help them to file their Returns ahead of the usual March 15 Tax Office rush. A schedule of the STAP activities is available at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm for their convenience.
Additionally, the public is reminded Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns MUST be filed online as of this tax season, via TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm on or before the March 15due date. This means corporate bodies, organizations such as Partnerships, Trusts, Estates, Building Societies, Life Assurances as well as registered Charities, must now file their Income Tax Returns and supporting documents online.
Similarly, all companies required to make Assets Tax Declarations (AT01, AT02) must also do so electronically.
Companies, Partnerships, Other Bodies, Self-employed Individuals, Persons with multiple employment and employed persons with other sources of income are advised to ensure that they use the correct form related to their type of business/activity, for the corresponding tax year to ensure that the Returns are filed accurately.
Information support is available in the March 15 Income Tax Hub at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm, where persons will be able to access literature, updated forms and other information relating to Income Tax Filing.
For further information call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.