If you're setting up a new business, you need to get a licence first by filling in the business licence form using the link below.
Setting up a new business
If you have employees, we'll contact you once your licence has been agreed. We will then set up a record so that you can send us your employees' tax information.
Existing businesses, limited companies and non-trading employers
Creating an employer record
If you start to have employees, Jersey resident directors or building sub-contractors you must tell us within 1 month. This includes non-resident employers employing people locally.
If you don't tell us within the required timescale, it's a criminal offence and you can be prosecuted and fined.
Deducting tax from employees and building sub-contractors
How to tell us
To create an employer record, write to the Taxes Office with the following information or use the form below:
- name of the employer / company
- payroll address
- payroll contact name
- number of employees / office holders you have
- payroll telephone number
- payroll e-mail
- if you prefer to use our combined return online service or your own compatible payroll software
If you're a company, you should also tell us:
- if you trade in Jersey
- if you have a permanent establishment in Jersey
Create an employer record form
We may ask you for more information to check if you need to register for other taxes (eg GST).
Online combined employer returns
Once you have a Jersey tax reference and a business reference you can register for online combined employer returns or you can use your own payroll system.
Employer returns online