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Income tax filing deadline extended

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:19 PM

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has extended the deadline to Saturday, March 25 to file final 2016 income tax returns and the estimated returns for 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.

The TAJ says 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 advised to file and pay before the extended due date to avoid the expected higher than normal last-minute rush.

TAJ says 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 
Portmore