Corporate taxation

The corporate income tax rate is 25%.

Higher rates apply to regulated financial institutions.

A resident corporation is taxable on its worldwide income. Non-resident companies are subject to tax on Jamaican-sourced income.

Withholding tax is imposed on certain sources of income, such as interest, dividends, royalties, and fees, at a rate of 33⅓% for non-resident corporations. Lower rates of withholding are possible, provided that the recipient is resident in a country that has concluded a double taxation treaty with Jamaica.

Transfer pricing

Transfer pricing provisions are contained in the Income Tax Act (ITA), Section 17 and The Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2015-No 12 of 2015.

The legislation has been drafted in accordance with the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines. As such, the TPG is the main resource for interpreting transfer pricing rules.


Transfer Pricing Case Law

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