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Holness tweets Shaw’s budget blunder

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 7:19 PM
Finance Minister Audley Shaw pats the shoulder of Prime Minister Andrew Hiolness during the Budget Debate Thursday afternoon.

The Finance Minister Audley Shaw on Thursday made a budget blunder as he detailed his administration’s plan to increase the income tax threshold.

Shaw originally said the across-the-board income tax threshold would be $1 million (come July 1, 2016) but soon after, said it would be $1.275 million a year.

IN PHOTO: A screen grab of @AndrewHolnessJM's Twitter posts

Prime Minister Andrew Holness immediately tweeted it too.

But Shaw has since corrected himself maintaining that the threshold will in fact be $1 million in the first phase and $1.5 million in the second phase come April 1, 2017.

The Prime Minister has also corrected his earlier tweet.