Tax Day is just around the corner with 6 weeks left before annual Income Tax Returns for 2019 and Estimated Returns for 2020 are due this year on Monday March 16, 2020. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is ramping up its support activities through its Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP) now on island wide. The free sessions are designed to provide assistance to hundreds of business persons and self-employed individuals as they prepare to meet the income tax filing obligation.
Business persons, self-employed individuals, and employed persons with other sources of income 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) in order to register to file Returns online. TAJ personnel will help them to file their Returns ahead of the usual Income Tax Filing Tax Office rush. A schedule of the STAP activities is available at ww.jamaicatax.gov.jm for their convenience.
Customised sessions have also been scheduled at the request of several business associations such as the Young Entrepreneurs Associations of Jamaica (YEA) and the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ).
Additionally, the public is reminded that all Income Tax Returns to include Individual Income Tax must be filed online this tax season via TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm on or before the March 16 due date. This includes Employed
Individuals with other sources of income, Self-employed persons and Pensioners focusing on the following Returns;
- S04 with no Income Tax liability
Since last year all corporate bodies, organizations such as Companies, Partnerships, Trust & Estates, Building Societies, Life Assurances as well as registered Charities are also required to file online. Similarly, all Specified regulated entities, such as commercial banks are required to make Assets Tax Declarations (AT02) 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 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 888-Tax-Help (888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.