Sinckler admits tax load heavy
MINISTER OF FINANCE Chris Sinckler has acknowledged that Barbadians can take no more taxes.
He made the comments at a presentation to the third-placed winner of the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators 2017 Essay Competition at Ellersllie School yesterday morning.
Borrowing from the opening paragraph of Aliah Hazzard’s essay, Sinckler said the 16-year-old’s assessment of the situation “is true”.
“We should look to find ways in which we can reduce those taxes, but in order to do that, we need to do some things as well. We need to be more productive as a country. We need to spend less time talking and more time doing. We need to be more conscientious.
“We need to ensure that those things which are provided for us, like this infrastructure, the plant and everything, is kept . . . good . . . so that the Government does not have to continue spending money on it, when you destroy this and destroy that.” (YB)
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