Individual - Taxes on personal income

Last reviewed - 24 February 2021

In general, Jamaican residents and domiciled individuals are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-resident individuals are taxed on Jamaican-sourced income. A non-Jamaican domiciled individual is generally not taxable on foreign-sourced income unless one remits this to Jamaica. Notwithstanding this, a non-domiciled individual working in Jamaica is taxed on the compensation attributable to services rendered in and in relation to Jamaica (subject to certain exceptions) as well as Jamaican-sourced income.

Personal income tax rates

Individuals are generally liable to income tax at the rate of 25% on their chargeable income (not exceeding 6 million Jamaican dollars [JMD] per annum) less an annual tax-free threshold (where applicable). Chargeable income derived in excess of JMD 6 million per annum is subject to income tax at a rate of 30%.

An annual tax-free threshold of JMD 1.5 million is available to Jamaican tax resident individuals.

Local income taxes

Tax is imposed on individuals at the national level. Income tax is not separately imposed at the local level.