"Tax Compliance Certificates (TCCs) are nothing unusual, all businesses need them in Jamaica - Jamaican and foreign owned alike. All it means is that you have paid your share of taxes. Your accountant can handle all this for your business. If you cant get a TCC, then you have bigger problems than running a business... (grin)" Tru dat. The friend with whom I did this scavenger hunt with used to pay an accountant to do this. Dude was a good accountant, except for this particular task - she was one form short each time. So, she saved a few bucks, does it herself, gets it done more quickly and efficiently too. Just spends an entire day in Sav is all. Lots of offices to visit.
"As far as the fingerprinting goes, no one I know has had to do any fingerprinting to get their business started or their work permits. Possibly if you are starting a security company or similar business it may be required, but you will not find any references to fingerprinting in any of Jamaican government work permit documentation." Let's see - I know two people well who own/operate their businesses and have to get fingerprinted each time they renew. Perhaps they need to talk to you Rob about how to avoid that particular step in the permit renewal. I'll suggest it. They both have a "way" of getting this done so it takes less time and hassle (but costs a few more $$)
Ariana, I was hoping you'd chime in here! And six years is long term and successful. What you spoke of regarding being taken off guard regarding the amount it costs to live there was what I meant by the "cliche" of tripling your budget (that and "how do you make a small fortune in Jamaica? Bring in large one."). I'm glad you elaborated on that because that happens to everyone I think.
Sweets, good luck with your endeavor.