Friday, August 18, 2017

Tax Administration Jamaica wishes to advise that the deadline to file Final Income Tax Returns for year of assessment 2016 and Estimated Returns for year of assessment 2017 has been extended until Saturday March 25, 2017. Business Owners, Self-Employed persons, Partnerships, Companies and Employed Individuals with other sources of income or multiple employment,  will now have until then to file their returns before the interest and penalties are applied.

Taxpayers will be able to file on or before the extended deadline to avoid the $5,000 monthly penalty charged for late returns. With tax season drawing to a close persons are strongly advised to file and pay before the extended due date to avoid the expected higher than normal last minute rush.

Free tax support will be available at select Tax Offices this and every Saturday up until the end of April at the following locations:

  • Constant Spring
  • Montego Bay
  • Spanish Town
  • May Pen
  • Mandeville
  • Savanna-la-mar
  • St. Ann’s Bay

The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday opening.

A schedule of these and all remaining Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP) sessions is available at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.  Here, TAJ representatives will assist persons with the preparation of their tax returns, to include providing guidance on completing the revised Income Tax forms.

Taxpayers who wish to make the most of the free service are being asked to take with them all business related documents, including their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), bank statements, purchase invoices, receipts, sales records, utility bills, wage records and any other records that can be used to verify income and expenses.

For further information call the Tax Administration Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357) or visit the website www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.  

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