-estimates $25B increase in VAT yield
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday accused the government of trying to play down the “humun-gous tax burdens” that the proposed 2017 national budget would place on citizens, while estimating that the measures would net an increase of roughly $25 billion dollars in Value-Added Tax (VAT) alone. 0
In a bid to clear a huge backlog of mining cases, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has written to acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh requesting that five magistrates be appointed as hearing officers to deal with the matters. 0
The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act that would allow the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to garnish funds from bank accounts, will almost mimic those already in place in the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act of 2005, though they have not been used. 0
Focus on Guyana's National Budget 2017 represents the twenty-seventh edition of this Ram & McRae annual publication which highlights, reviews and comments on the major issues surrounding and raised in the National Budget.
Georgetown residents have been granted a two-week extension on the amnesty on the interest accrued on unpaid property rates. A statement issued yesterday by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) advised that the amnesty on interest on rates has been extended to December 16, 2016. 0
With the December 31, deadline for the end of vending at the so-called Parliament View Mall approaching, the Markets and Public Health Committee of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has identified three possible sites to relocate the vendors. 0
Some 2,000 people live in the small village of Columbia, on the Essequibo Coast, which fits snug between Aberdeen and Affiance and the majority of them are Hindus, while a few are Muslims.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their eating habits; whether they consider their diets to be healthy, what they can do to improve it and if a family history of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension influences their diet in any way.