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Customer Care Centre
Toll Free: 1-888-TAX-HELP (local)
Toll Free: 1-888-829-4357
Toll Free: 1-888-GO-JATAX (USA)
Telephone: (876)-902-9463
FAX: (876)-902-9494
Email: taxhelp@taj.gov.jm

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The Employment Tax Credit - pays to be compliant

As part of the government's fiscal incentives regime, an Employment Tax Credit (ETC) was introduced and became effective on January 1, 2014. This allows employers who are engaged in a trade, profession or vocation or the rental of approved hotel accommodation to now claim a credit against income tax based on statutory payroll deductions. The ETC is not automatic, however. To qualify for the...
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Minimum Business Tax Provisional Order Still in Effect

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that it is the Resolution to confirm the Minimum Business Tax Order with modification which has been withdrawn and not the Order itself. Following consultations with key stakeholders further modifications have been considered since the original Resolution was tabled. As a result a new resolution is to be tabled with the modifications....
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GCT on Gov't Purchases Now In Effect

On June 1, the Government made changes to its policy resulting in public sector entities now being required to pay general consumption tax (GCT) on goods and services purchased or acquired. These entities are designated Tax Withholding Entities (TWE). The main objective of the new policy is to broaden the tax base, increase compliance and ultimately improve revenue collections. To get a...
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Licence renewals possible before one's birthday

As an informative series of articles advising the public on the procedures required for doing motor vehicle transactions with the tax office comes close to its end, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) shares some important tips with motor vehicle owners and driver's licence holders. Motorists can renew their driver's licence 30 days ahead of its expiration without reducing the validity period...
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Understanding the new Minimum Business Tax

One of the recent changes to the tax system was the introduction of a Mini-mum Business Tax (MBT). This was announced in a previous budget but has now been implemented. It forms part of the Government's initiative to widen the tax base. The MBT, as the name suggests, is a minimum amount of $60,000 to be paid by specified taxpayers who operate a business for year of assessment 2014 and onwards....
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Tax Tips Tax Tips

Tax Reminder: Sign up for TAX REM - to get text reminders about Motor Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Fitness expiry dates.

Motorists: You may renew your Driver’s Licence up to 30 days before your birthday.

Saturday Opening: The Portmore Tax Office opens on Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Avoid the rush: To avoid the rush, DON’T wait until the busy month end to make tax payments or fees.

Electronic Drop Boxes: Cheque payments may be made using electronic drop boxes located at main tax offices.

Save Time! Why wait inline? File and pay GCT online.



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