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Mandatory eFiling of Employer’s Monthly Payroll Declaration (S01)

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-01-15 11:52:00

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) implemented the next phase of its mandatory efiling
requirement on January 2, 2019. As a result, Employers will now be required to submit
their Employer’s Monthly Payroll Declaration (S01) electronically, using the tax portal
at This means therefore, that Employers filing their S01 due
January 14 MUST do so online.
Additionally, Employers filing their S01 will now benefit from a system enhancement
which will enable them to generate their own Payment Advice using their eServices
account. If they choose to pay inline, this printed Advice must be submitted with
payments at any Tax Office island-wide. Prior to this, the Payment Advice would have
been generated in office by Taxpayer Service personnel and involved a two-step
process. However, this enhancement now allows the taxpayer to proceed directly to
the Cashier.
Communications Unit
PCJ Building (4th Floor)
36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10
Phone: 922-8746
Fax: 754-9593
TAJ has been providing support to these taxpayers to meet this new requirement,
through training sessions for persons identified in this fifth phase of the mandatory efiling
requirement. Taxpayers have the option to make arrangements for eOne-on-One
sessions to train their staff or request an Advisory Visit at their business locations to get
assistance on the procedure to efile Returns.
Taxpayers are reminded to contact their Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Taxpayer
Education Manager or the Customer Care Centre to register for efiling or to arrange
for the assistance. Additionally, ‘How To’ guides for efiling of Tax Returns and creating
a Payment Advice are available online on the TAJ website at
The amendment to the Revenue Administration Act gives the Commissioner General
the Authority to require any person to furnish a Return as considered necessary in such
form and manner as directed.
The Tax Authority reaped great success with the previous phases of mandatory
electronic filing, where approximately 99% of GCT taxpayers have complied with the
requirement to file online. In respect of this current phase, to date, over 15,000 or 69%
of Employers required to file a S01 have been doing so online. Other Returns already
mandated to be filed electronically include Employer’s Annual Return (S02) and all
Returns filed by Large Taxpayers. These categories of taxpayers continue to benefit
from the convenience of filing and paying their taxes online, as they are able to do so
at any time from any location worldwide. Customers also realize a significant reduction
in travelling costs and opportunity savings by avoiding lines associated with
conducting business in a Tax Office.
Persons may contact the TAJ Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (1-888-829-4357)
toll-free for further information or assistance.

Posted By :Meris Haughton

Company Name : Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ)

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Company Address : PCJ Building (4th Floor) 36 Trafalgar Road Kingston 10

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