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Toll Free: 888-TAX-HELP (local)
Toll Free: 888-829-4357
Toll Free: 888-GO-JATAX (USA)
Telephone: (876)-902-9463
FAX: (876)-902-9494

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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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New Minimum Business Tax due June 15

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding companies and individuals in business that the first payment of $30,000 for the new Minimum Business Tax (MBT) is due by June 15. Payment is to be made at any tax office, using a payment advice. The MBT, which was implemented in April 2014, requires persons operating a business to pay a Minimum Business Tax of $60,000 for the year due in two...
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Filing to begin on GCT on Government Purchases

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding GCT Registered Taxpayers who provide goods and services to government entities that the new policy of GCT being charged on government purchases is to be reflected on their GCT return, starting with their June GCT return, due by the end of July. A new GCT return has been designed to accommodate this, and should be used by all GCT registered...
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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.