SOME proprietors and promoters have been blatantly refusing to comply with regulations requiring entertainment licences, despite repeated pleas from the Value Added Tax Department.
This was revealed by Acting Senior Auditor in that department, David Bostic, during a well attended town hall meeting at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed last night.
In refuting allegations made in recent weeks by promoters that the procedures were “new”, Bostic said when the VAT Department took over responsibility for issuing public entertainment licences from Inland Revenue in 2006, only three or four people were complying.
The Acting Senior Auditor said that on recognizing the low level of compliance the department sought to enforce the law by sending yearly renewal letters to proprietors who should be paying the $150 fee. (CT)
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