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Taxing lines at centres

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Taxing lines at centres

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Despite the extension of the deadline for paying the controversial municipal solid waste tax, many Barbadians still honoured the original date and turned up at various tax counters to pay in their monies yesterday.
They also found themselves competing with other taxpayers who had turned up to pay drivers licence fees and land tax.
The municipal tax was originally due on June 30, but that date was extended to July 28 for the first half of the tax, with the second half due by December 31. However, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler announced more than a week ago that Barbadians were now free to work out their own payment schedules – once all was paid by yearend – with no penalities being incurred.  
One concerned man at the Barbados Revenue Authority’s (BRA) Oistins, Christ Church office said he was not working but decided to pay what he could.
“It has affected me drastically, because I really did not plan for it. Worse yet, I had to wait until I got some money I had other plans for and pay this bill.  
“You do not mind paying your taxes, but the way this one came about, it is something that you cannot be pleased with,” he added. (LK)