Tag: Special Consumption Tax

6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 15, 2016

Gov’t Eyes Taxes – GCT, SCT Projected To Pull In Bulk Of Increased Revenue. Jamaicans could see an increase in general consumption tax (GCT) and or be required to pay taxes on items now zero rated as the Andrew Holness administration

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 6, 2016

‘No Tax Haven’ … But Jamaica To Push Ahead With Financial Centre Plans Amid Panama Papers Revelations. As global fallout continues over the leak of millions of documents on offshore financing, the Jamaican Government has signalled it will press ahead with

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 30, 2016

Call For Order – Negril Stakeholders Want Prostitution Regularised. While stopping short of calling for the establishment of a red-light district in the resort town, some business stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, want to see prostitution decriminalised and regulated in order to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2016

Increase Gas Tax – Economist Urges Gov’t To Top Up Petrol Cess As Part Of Reform. Calling for urgent radical tax reforms, economist John Jackson has suggested that the Government increase tax on gasolene in order to fund the national budget…

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2016

It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 19, 2015

Padmore Primary Reaps Success After Threat Of Closure. Four years ago, the education ministry signalled that it was taking steps to close Padmore Primary, a school in the hills of St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com GSAT Joy And Sadness Throughout

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 18, 2015

Audley Shaw Wants Government To Find Work Overseas For Jamaicans. The Jamaican Government is being urged to consider developing a regime to facilitate the export of labour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 12-Year-Old Pregnant Girl In State Custody… Man Believed To Have

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Projected Tax Revenue Intake For 2015/16 Budget – By Category

As the process of review for the 2015/16 Budget is ongoing in Parliament, we thought our readers might be interested in a breakdown of where the taxes are expected to come from.  While we await word on the actual revenue

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 21, 2014

Tariff Suspensions To Make Smartphones Cheaper For Jamaicans. The Council of Trade and Economic Development of CARICOM has granted approval for Jamaica to suspend the Common External Tariff (CET) now charged on smartphones, paving the way for the removal of the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 17, 2014

Phillips’ Budget Targets. Taxpayers will today listen keenly to hear whether Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips’ earlier pronouncement that the Govern-ment has no plans to impose new taxes this fiscal year holds true, when he opens the Budget Debate…

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