Jamaica News: Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has collaborated with National Commercial Bank (NCB) to introduce NCB’s online bill payment, known as Paysmart, as an option for several tax types. Initially, this means NCB personal/retail customers are now able to add Tax Administration Jamaica as a payee on their eBanking platform. The additional payment option, that became available on August 31, 2020, represents yet another convenient way for persons to pay their taxes from the convenience of their home or office, instead of having to visit a Tax Office.
As TAJ continues to expand its online service options providing greater convenience and safety to its valued customers, home and other property owners who have a NCB personal/retail banking account may now pay Property Tax from their eBanking platform, adding to a growing list of payment options for Property Tax.
Additionally NCB personal/retail customers doing business with the Tax Authority are now able to make payments to TAJ from their online banking account for several related tax types, including:
Income Tax – Individual and Corporate
General Consumption Tax,
National Housing Trust
Betting, Gaming and Lottery
Composition Stamp Duty
Guest Accommodation Room Tax
Special Consumption Tax
Withholding Taxes (Interest, Specified Services, Miscellaneous)
To begin the process the taxpayer will be required to follow the instructions found on the NCB website, to add TAJ as a payee and proceed to make their payments. It should be noted that once the payment has been made successfully, a Payment Reference Number will be generated on the NCB online platform.
Taxpayers now have the option of logging on to the TAJ website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm, the following business day, to print their official receipt, using the reference number generated from the NCB online platform. Persons with an eService account will also be able to see the transaction reflected in their Revenue Administration Information System (RAIS) account. It should be noted that the date of the receipt will reflect the date of transaction.
Customers are encouraged to take advantage of this and other online payment options, instead of visiting a Tax Office to do so.
Tax Administration Jamaica has already started discussions for a second phase to make the online Bill Payment option available to NCB business/corporate clients to pay taxes. TAJ remains committed to bringing valued added services to its clientele through mutually beneficial collaborations with its corporate partners.
Persons may obtain further information by contacting the TAJ Customer Care Centre at 888-TAX-HELP (888-829-4357) or by visiting the TAJ website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.
Source: JIS News