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Inniss: Cause to review tax

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Inniss: Cause to review tax

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MINISTER OF COMMERCE and Industry, Donville Inniss, believes there is enough disquiet in the country to warrant a review of the Municipal Solid Waste Tax.
Speaking to reporters at a tour of McBride Caribbean Ltd at Lowlands, Christ Church today, he said there was much public concern over the new tax which is based on 0.3 per cent of the site value of each landowner’s improved property.
“There is enough of a concern that merits us as politicians, us as parliamentary representatives, and us as ministers and as a Cabinet, in sitting down and taking great note of the arguments put forward; not the political arguments and the fluff and emotional stuff, but really to sit and ask ourselves if it is having the desired impact upon families and upon businesses as anticipated [and] If it’s not, what can we do about it,” he said.
The tax is currently the main talking point on call-in programmes and in letters to newspapers, as most Barbadians insist that they cannot take any more tax impositions.
McBride Caribbean is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (RJ)