Tue | Sep 26, 2017

Opposition says tax plan will have negative ripple effect

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:53 AM
Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says the tax plan is a bad move.

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Opposition is charging that the taxes announced by the government will have a negative ripple effect on Jamaicans.

It argues that the government has broken its promise not to impose new taxes while also creating an environment where the poor will be further burdened.

Opposition Member of Parliament Julian Robinson says the increased taxes on fuel will drive up the cost of electricity, food, transportation and other things.

 

Opposition Spokesman Julian Robinson

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says the tax plan is a bad move.

Simpson Miller says instead of a relief the poor are further constrained.

 

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller

Meanwhile, opposition spokesman, Peter Bunting, describes the tax plan as regressive.