The following are the forms through which a business can be established in Jamaica:
Incorporate local company or register a business name at the Companies Office of jamaica (COJ).
Ascertain whether the desired name is available and acceptable by completing and submitting a companies name search and name reservation form at the companies office of jamaica. Complete and submit the following documents after which a certificate of incorporation is issued:
Application forms are available online at
COJ fee schedule is available at
Obtain National Insurance (NIS) reference number from the ministry of labour and social security.
Additional information and application form for the nis can be accessed online at https://www.mlss.gov.jm/
The Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) Can be obtained from the taxpayer registration centre at the tax administration services department (tasd) or at any of the inland revenue office (collectorate) located islandwide.
Apply for GCT Registration at any of the Inland Revenue Office (Collectorate) located island wide as well as the Tax Administration & Assessment Department (TAAD).
An application is to be submitted to the Tax Administration Services Department (TASD).
Contributions payable by businesses/companies under various legislations are: