Tax Administration Jamaica(TAJ) is further extending the Income Tax filing deadline to Friday, March 27, 2020 due to reports from severalaccountants and taxpayers from across the island that they were experiencingchallenges accessing the internet. As a result Income Tax filers will have until then to file theirAnnual Income Tax Returnsfor 2019and Estimated IncomeTaxReturnsfor 2020, along withthe attendant payments.Despite the intermittentinternet service, over 1581 Corporate and individual Income Tax Returns were filed online as at 4:00 pm today (March 25).
Corporate Income Tax (CIT) filers are reminded that they MUST file their Returns electronically, via TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm to meet their filing obligation. This means corporate bodies, organizations such as Partnerships, Trusts, Estates, Building Societies, Life Assurances as well as registered Charities, are required to file their Income Tax Returns and supporting documents online. Payments may also be made online or through electronic bank transfer via ACH.
- Individuals are being given the option to file online or at a Tax Office. However, persons visiting the Tax Office are reminded that the Tax Authority has implemented several measures, in keeping with the public safety guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Wellness to include: Limiting the number of customers inside of the Tax Office at any one time
- Providing taxpayers and staff with hand sanitization material
- Strongly encouraging social distancing while in queues on the outside and inside of the Tax Office
TAJ is appealing to taxpayers of the importance of paying their fair share to ensure the economic stability of Jamaica, and especially at this time in which the revenue will be used in large part, to fund the fight against the Corona Virus outbreak in the country.
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.