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Ease taxes on average citizen

Published:Monday | February 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM


As a winter visitor to Jamaica, I often read The Gleaner while I am in the country. Last year, I read an article regarding the lowering of the general consumption tax from 17.5 per cent to 16.5 per cent.

I find it difficult to understand that while the People's National Party is in power, the bulk of the taxes is being collected from the average person who is already hard-pressed to make a living while businesses seem to be getting off cheaply, especially with a drop in corporate income tax from 33.33 per cent to 25 per cent.

Is enough being done to reduce the taxation burden on the average citizen?