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Union calculating whether workers are getting a real tax break

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:11 AM
Reacting to yesterday’s tax announcements, head of the association, Oneil Grant said he was surprised the government had not taken more incremental steps towards lifting the threshold to $1.5 million.

The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) says it will have to work out the impact the taxes announced by the government will have to see whether workers are getting a real tax break from the increase in the income tax threshold.

Reacting to yesterday’s tax announcements, head of the association, Oneil Grant said he was surprised the government had not taken more incremental steps towards lifting the threshold to $1.5 million.

However, he said the association had not yet worked out the full impact of the announcements.

 

President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, Oneil Grant

The increased Income Tax threshold means that people earning more than $1 million a year, will take home an additional $8,489 per month.