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The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is the country’s premiere revenue collecting agency. Its mission is to foster voluntary compliance, collect the revenue due in an equitable and efficient manner, contribute to a competitive business environment and facilitate economic growth and development.

The Government implemented the taxpayer registration system to facilitate the registration and assignment of the Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN). It is a unique nine-digit identification number assigned to each individual taxpayer, business enterprise, organization (non-profit, partnership, charity, etc.) by way of an automated system.

For more information about acquiring your TRN, see the step-by-step business process guideline below.

How to apply for a TRN

The Process
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  1. The signature on the TRN Application form must match that on the identification presented with submission.
  1. Passport photographs must be certified by any one of the following: a Justice of the Peace (JP), Minister of Religion/ Marriage Officer, Judge/ Resident Magistrate, Attorney-at-Law, Member of Parliament, Parish Councillor, Medical Doctor, School Principal, Civil Servant (SEG3 and above) or Police Officer at the rank of Inspector or above.
  1. Photographs must also have been certified within the past six months to be acceptable. Certification should include the following wording: “Certified to be a true photograph of [Applicant’s Name],” name and title of Certifying Officer, signature of Certifying Officer, date of certification, official stamp of certifying officer (not required for JPs). JPs should quote their assigned JP numbers.
  1. Non-Jamaicans are required to secure their individual TRN prior to visiting the Companies Office of Jamaica to register a Business.
  2. If your identification and/or supporting documents are not in english, an official translated version is also required. See TAJ’s website for more information.
  1. It is an offense under the law for persons not to register as a Taxpayer and the fines are as follows:
  • Individuals - $1000 or one (1) month imprisonment
  • Organisations - $5000 or one (1) month imprisonment

For more information on this process, visit the TAJ at