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Support for Gas Tax

A well-known financial analyst has come out in support of the Government’s decision to impose a consumption tax on fuel, saying this move to realign the tax structure is more equitable to over-burdened PAYE taxpayers. Colin Steele, a member of … Continued

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Income Tax Threshold Doubled

Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced a 100 per cent increase in the income tax threshold during the 2009/10 fiscal year. Opening the 2009/10 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on April 23, Mr. … Continued

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New Energy Strategy This Fiscal Year

A new energy strategy will be presented during the current fiscal year, as Government moves to transform the sector to improve the country’s competitiveness. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Dr. Patrick Allen, delivering the Throne Speech to open the … Continued

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Shaw Warns Against Tax Evasion

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, has warned Jamaicans deliberately avoiding tax obligations, that more stringent measures are going to taken to ensure the highest level of compliance. Speaking at the official launch of the … Continued

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Gov’t to Review SLB Loan Policy

The Government will be reviewing the lending policy of the Student’s Loan Bureau (SLB) to make it possible for beneficiaries to guarantee their own loans. Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday (March 31), noted that … Continued

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