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Prime Minister reminds population that the decision to remove VAT was made by Opposition Leader during her tenure

Prime Minister reminds population that the decision to remove VAT was made by Opposition Leader during her tenure

PM Keith Rowley (2)_0

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley

Continued scrutiny and criticism on the issue of the re-application of 15% VAT on some food items, by the PNM government when it took office, this morning provoked a response by this country’s Prime Minister.

On the weekend, news emerged that some supermarkets and restaurants have been unfairly increasing the cost of some food items by, in some cases double the required amount. This morning, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley reminded the population that when the decision to remove VAT from 7000 food items, was decided upon by former Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, the PNM had stood against it.

The Prime Minister noted that VAT is a monetary collection mechanism and by re-instituting the VAT on certain food items, his government has set about to improve the country’s revenue collection mechanism.

On the shrewd practices of some 137 supermarket and restaurants found to be in violation of violations of the new value added tax (VAT) regime, the Prime Minister said he is surprised that no one has been taken before the court to date.

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley

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    Hans-Elmar 2 years

    Now Dr.Keith the wise manfrom Mason Hall realized how poor the law inforcement in his country is. The country is a true paradise for crooks and tax evaders. It is the task of the PNM administration to find out if tax evasion is based on consent or on criminal intention. The performance of Dr. Keith as lover was always based on consent. However,it is also important to know if rape was involved.

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