JIS News

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) mobile unit is slated to conduct a two-day outreach meeting in Mandeville, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, at the Golf View Hotel.
Compliance Field Officer with the COJ, Keith Andrade told JIS News that the visit was to facilitate the submission of outstanding company documents.
“It is very important that each person doing a business not legally registered, to come and find out the process involved in getting their business up to par,” he said.
Mr. Andrade stressed that all persons actively engaged in doing business should register, in keeping with the laws of the land.
“In particular, company directors, managers, secretaries and accountants should take advantage of this opportunity to file outstanding annual returns and company documents. Please remember to present your company’s TRN and individual tax registration number, and of course up to three certified passport size photographs,” he urged.
The Compliance Officer assured that all applicants would be treated in a very professional and courteous manner by members of staff of the COJ.
“Given the recent amendments to the Company’s Act, it is now very easy for one to register as a small sole trader, partnership or even a company. Our staff will be on hand to lend whatever help that you may require to properly file your documents,” he said.
Mr. Andrade pointed out that the cost to register under the Business Name Act was very affordable.
“All that you have to do is pay the requisite fee, complete the BN1 and BN2 forms and remember that this form of registration can be used by a sole proprietor or by a partnership of two to 20 persons.renewal is every three years,” he indicated.
Registration forms can be obtained from the COJ website at www.orcjamaica.com or purchased at the venue on the date of the visit.
Persons seeking further information can call 908-4419-24 for more details.