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Tax ease

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Tax ease

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THE FREUNDEL STUART administration has pulled back somewhat on the controversial Municipal Solid Waste Tax by waiving the tax for some pensioners.
In a move that was announced this morning  just minutes before a full meeting of the Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said Government had listened to the concerns of Barbadians.
Sinckler told the media that the solid waste tax will not have to be paid by pensioners whose properties had an improved value of $190 000 or less.
In another move to ease some of those hit hard by the new tax, he announced that farmers will receive a 50 per cent waiver, while all taxpayers will now be given until year end to make the payments without incurring penalties and interests. (GE)