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Jamaica Payroll Services & Solutions

Horizons will simplify and fast-track your expansion into Jamaica

Setting up and managing payroll in Jamaica

When expanding into Jamaica, an important early step is likely to be hiring locally and establishing a payroll. However, these processes can be complex for foreign organizations to navigate. Cultural differences complex administrative procedures, and unique sets of regulations can all add to the confusion.

At Horizons, our experts offer Jamaica payroll setup and management outsourcing, enabling your organization to start hiring and expand more quickly and efficiently, whether or not you already have an established entity in the country.

If you have an entity

Have you already set up a legal entity within Jamaica? We can take all the complex payroll administration off your hands, helping you employ locally in accordance with local employment laws, managing HR, contracts, and any associated administration.

This service is well-suited to larger organizations and those who have already registered a presence in Jamaica that could benefit from outsourced Jamaica payroll and consultancy services.

If you don’t have an entity

If you don’t have a registered entity in Jamaica, you can use our full payroll outsourcing service. Our Jamaican subsidiary will act as employer of record for your employees, and our team will handle the HR, administration, and complex legal compliance work.

Choose this service for a low-risk, flexible, and scalable solution for your Jamaican payroll setup and management, with all the benefits of hiring locally and none of the usual complications.

The simplest way to expand your business in Jamaica

Reliable Delivery

We guarantee that all payments will be on time, your data will be secure, and you can be up and running within just 48 hours.

Established Presence

Our in-country subsidiary will act as employer of record, offering you a presence in Jamaica for legal local employment.

Flexible Solutions

Our team will manage all of the admin, payroll, HR, and taxes, so you can focus on building your business in Jamaica.

Up-To-Date Compliance

We’ll ensure you stay fully compliant at all times with the laws laid out in Jamaica’s employment regulations.

Single Point of Contact

Our centralized service gives you a single point of contact, simplifying the entire Jamaican employment process.

Proven Worldwide Expertise

Our in-house teams of payroll and HR experts have already helped all kinds of organizations expand globally.

Jamaica payroll guide

What are the withholdings and tax regulations in Jamaica?

Both employers and employees in Jamaica are required to pay a portion of salary toward social security at a rate of 2.5% each. Additionally, employers must pay at least 5% into a pension fund for each employee.

Income tax in Jamaica is 25% for most employees.

Employee entitlements and terminations in Jamaica

Employees in Jamaica are generally entitled to between two and 12 weeks of notice prior to termination. The precise length of mandatory notice depends on the employee’s length of service with the employer.

In cases where severance is due, payments are usually capped at 22 weeks of salary.

How to establish a Jamaica payroll

Setting up payroll in Jamaica is a complex process, and you will need to deal with cultural and procedural differences if you want to set it up yourself. You will need to first register an entity in Jamaica, then register with the appropriate tax authorities, and so on.

Horizons offers comprehensive payroll setup and management services, helping you bypass the complexities and get up and running in the country as quickly as possible. We can also offer our Jamaica subsidiary to act as employer of record, so you can benefit from our services even if you don’t have an entity in the country.

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Your all-in-one solution for payroll outsourcing and Jamaica expansion

Horizons’ Jamaica payroll, PEO, and employer of record services give your business everything you need to begin trading in Jamaica in as little as 48 hours, whether or not you have an entity already registered in the country, and could even save you more than 80% in expansion costs.

Our team of Jamaica experts can also handle all of your company’s payroll, benefits, expenses, HR duties, and compliance work in the country. And as the only global PEO with an in-house recruitment team, Horizons can rapidly source, hire, and onboard your local staff, freeing you to focus on your successful expansion into Jamaica.