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Adrian Loveridge Column – Tax, Tax and VAT Refunds?

By now I would have hoped in the interest of transparency, our Government would have published a full disclosure of the ‘windfall’ funds raised by the imposition of the bevy of new tourism taxes applied in October last year. These include the Airline Travel and Tourism Development Fee (second airport departure tax), Hotel Room Levy, Direct Services Product Levy and

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism is Our Only Hope

As we edge apparently aimlessly towards an inevitable general election there appears, at least through my eyes, little or no compulsion to place my X on the ballot paper of any wannabe politician in my constituency. We have only seen our current representative twice in over ten years, a onetime visit to our property and the second at a popular

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Time to REMOVE the VAT

Submitted by Wayne Cadogan Now that the dust has settled regarding the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) I would like to add my two cents to the debate. All countries have always had to depend on taxes to run their country and clearly, the Value Added Tax (VAT) did not accomplish what it was intended to do. The main reason

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Berries for the Boys

The Government needs tax revenue in order that we may all benefit from Government managed health, education, road maintenance, police, fire, and other services.  Therefore, we should all pay our taxes.  If we do not pay our taxes, then the Government must unfairly burden another group with additional taxes to make up the difference – this group is normally the

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“No equity about a tax”

BU followed some of the debate to the Barbados Revenue Authority (Amendment) Act 2017 this week and wondered why the government waited so long to implement measures to make tax collection more efficient. If we are to enjoy services financed by from the public purse taxpayers must pay their taxes. Who likes to pay taxes anyway. Of concern to BU

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The Method of Taxation, An Illegal Undertaking By Government

Submitted by The People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) Having in the last PDC submission illuminated, to some extent, the close relationships between the Taxation policy of the government, and the financial policy of both the government and the financial private sector in Barbados, we now take this opportunity to use this column, this time around, to effect the five following goals.

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Owing Taxes

Submitted by People’s Democratic Congress The notion that “more than $200 million is said to be OWED to Government in VAT and Income Tax by several major enterprises, professional, and business people” (Weekend Nation, Friday, February 11, 2008), is absolute rubbish. The principal reason why we in the PDC make this criticism is because the government has long been STEALING

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Beginning A No -Taxation Campaign

Submitted by People’s Democratic Congress (PDC)   Thursday, 25 November, 2010, marked the beginning of the  People’s Democratic Congress’s No-Taxation Campaign in Barbados. This No-Taxation Campaign has been commenced to coincide with the intense anger and frustration by thousands of Barbadians at the draconian increases in TAXATION by DLP Minister of Finance, Mr. Chris Sinckler, in the 2010 Budgetary Proposals,

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Dismantling The Barbados Tax Model

Submitted by the People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) This week’s PDC contribution deals with another set of reasons why there must be large-scale lawful political opposition and street protests in Barbados in the foreseeable future by the relevant masses and middle classes of people, and by the relevant businesses and other entities and their respective supporters,  against the government’s continued wholesale

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BDS$93.73 In Taxes

Submitted by Adrian Loveridge Book a month in advance and the taxes on a ONE-WAY ticket with LIAT to St. Lucia from Barbados amount to BDS$93.73 alone, and that doesn’t include the US$16.75 fuel and insurance surcharge. Why is it that the Government is calling on the private sector tourism industry to protect employment and safeguard jobs and yet they

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