The Government is pleading with the opposition to support to the Income Tax Amendment Bill when the matter is brought before the House of Representatives on Friday.
Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds explains that the government has to pass amendments to the Tax Bill by the month of November.
However, he claims that the Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar has not responded to letters sent to her on the matter and is not sure if the state will get the two thirds majority needed to pass the legislation or if the UNC will put forward amendments.
Meanwhile, Minister of National Security Stuart Young is urging the opposition to do right by the public.
Speaking in a television interview, he explained that the failure of the opposition to support the bill will impact the ordinary man on the street.
Minister Young said it has already begun to affect the local banks.