Carving a path for Jamaica's Tax Reform

On 2 September 2011, PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica hosted a seminar under the theme "Carving a Path for Jamaica's Tax Reform" at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The keynote address was delivered by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Bruce Golding MP who commended PwC's leadership in hosting the seminar on this important national topic.

In addition to our presentations, there was panel discussion with the PwC presenters and industry sector representatives comprising of Mr. Christopher Levy (Jamaica Broilers Group), Mr. Donovan Perkins (Pan Caribbean Financial Services), Mr Archibald Campbell (University of the West Indies), Dr. André Gordon (Technological Solutions) and Mr. Daine Thomas (SuperClubs). 

For copies of the presentations click on the links below.   

Tax Reform Over the Years - Objectives & Achievements  This presentation by Eric Crawford, Tax Partner and Tax Services Leader at PwC, considers the objectives of tax reform, its role in improving the economy and how well the country’s tax regime has performed.

A Review of the Green Paper on Tax Reform  PwC Jamaica Tax Partner Mr. Brian Denning, analyses the range of proposals contained in the Green Paper (which was tabled in Parliament in May 2011) and compares these with where we are currently as well the 2004 recommendations of the Tax Policy Review Committee.   

Practical Enhancements to the Tax System  This presentation by Mrs. Viveen Morrison, Director of Tax Compliance Services, addresses some of the practical challenges faced by Jamaican taxpayers and outlines a range of possible solutions which need to be considered as part of any tax reform deliberations.

About Our Presenters

Eric Crawford, Tax Partner and Tax Services Leader at PwC Jamaica is well positioned to offer his perspective given his extensive experience as a leading tax practitioner in Jamaica over many years. Eric has also participated in multiple tax reform initiatives including as a member of the 2004 Tax Policy Review Committee chaired by Mr. Joseph M. Matalon OD. Eric was also been recently appointed as Chairman of the Financial Services Authority.

Brian Denning, PwC Jamaica Tax Partner, has been deeply involved in Jamaica's tax reform process in recent years including in his capacity as member of the National Planning Summit (NPS) Committee on Tax Reform (in the course of which he authored "A Blueprint for Taxation Reform in Jamaica") and as a member of the current Partnership for Transformation (PFT) Tax Reform Committee.

Mrs. Viveen Morrison is a Director in PwC’s Tax department who specialises in compliance and tax audit and assessment matters. As a highly regarded tax practitioner with many years of experience in interacting with our clients and the Jamaican tax authorities, Mrs. Morrison is well-placed to address the topic of practical enhancements to the tax system.

If you have any queries about the Green Paper tax reform proposals or how they may impact your business, please contact Mr. Eric Crawford, Mr. Brian Denning, Mrs. Viveen Morrison or your usual PwC contact.