Previous tax exemptions now attracting GCT
Fresh fruit and vegetables, ground provisions, meat, poultry, fish, corned beef and pickled mackerel which were previously tax exempt will now attract GCT.
Other basic food items such as canned sardines, mackerel, bread, buns and bullas are also included on the list of taxable items.
Persons who require medical and surgical prostheses, orthapaedic appliances will now have to pay GCT for these items.
Meanwhile the list of goods and services which will remain exempted from GCT include milk, infant formula, rice and counter flour.
Condensed, skimmed and flavoured milk will however continue to attract GCT.
Contraceptive devices and school uniforms are also among the goods which will remain tax free.
Printed material with the exception of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and journals remain tax free.
The Prime Minister Bruce Golding has served notice that there is likely to be an increase in property taxes come April 1 next year.
The Opposition is rejecting the Government’s tax package saying it lacks credibility.
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