• Service: Tax, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 4/21/2014

Jamaica - Charities must register by 24 June 

April 21:  The registration process for charitable organizations in Jamaica, under a new law effective in December 2013, provides that only a charity registered with the Registered Charitable Organization (RCO) may benefit from tax benefits and concessions under the new law.

A charity that was previously approved by the tax administration as an “approved charity” has until 24 June 2014 to register with the RCO. Otherwise, the charity will forfeit its tax benefits.

Read an April 2014 report [PDF 207 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Jamaica: Charities Act , 2013 – more tax concessions but more regulations for charities

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