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Go after Big Business tax cheats

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM


If only Ronald Thwaites would encourage the better-offs to pay their taxes, probably Paulette, to whom he makes reference in his column 'Is so it set' (The Gleaner, May 8, 2017) would be in a better position.

The need to move from direct to indirect taxation is because too few are contributing to the nation's pot. And admittedly, it is a lazy and less confrontational approach; if you were to go after the 'big people' for taxes due, they would bring down the government.

When did Mr Thwaites have his Damascus experience and his eyes opened to the suffering of Paulette. Paulette and others of similar social standing have been suffering for years. Indeed, his previous leader, Portia Simpson Miller, loved them so much, she created more such people in Paulette's predicament.