BLP too perverse, says Stuart

The House of Assembly Tuesday night passed the Barbados Revenue Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hailing the amendment as one that will ensure that Barbadians pay their fair share of taxes.

Making his contribution to the debate, Stuart pointed out that the Bill, which makes provision for the issuance of tax clearance certificates, seeks to close loopholes in the current tax collection system.

“What really can be wrong with a revenue commissioner trying to block loopholes in legislation to make sure that people live up to and discharge their tax obligations?” asked Stuart, who added that the legislation would only be a source of concern to persons who are not interested in paying taxes.

He therefore branded as “perverse and wrong-headed” arguments made by members of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party against the amendment, which they said infringes on privileges of people in Barbados.

“The privilege it infringes is the privilege to pay tax. And that is the privilege that is being defended by the  . . . members on the other side,” said Stuart.

The Prime Minister also told Parliament that in creating the Barbados Revenue Authority as a single tax collection agency, his Democratic Labour Party Government was simply continuing that which was started by the previous BLP administration, which he said had accepted a recommendation to establish a Central Revenue Authority (CRA).

“The only change we made to that is to change it from a CRA to a BRA by calling it the Barbados Revenue Authority,” he told the House of Assembly, adding that “we have a Barbados Revenue Authority Act because both sides of the House at different times acknowledged that we had to make more efficient our tax collection in Barbados; that there was too much tax leakage in Barbados, the revenues were suffering as a result, and therefore we had to put a system in place that would capture as many of the revenue defaulters as possible.”

6 Responses to BLP too perverse, says Stuart

  1. antoinette sealy February 15, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Ha ha ha Mia, what is it about BRA that you don’t like. Is it the size? lol.

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  2. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba February 15, 2017 at 1:04 am

    WAIT THOUGH THE HOG NOSE JUDAS ISCARIOT TELL BLP THEY TOO PERVERSE…..LORD LOOK DOWN ON THESE NA SHAMELESS, STONE HEART, SCRUFF OF THE EARTH, DEMONIC LYING PARTY…….WORSE WORTH-LESS THINGS THAT EVER GOVERN THIS COUNTRY.

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  3. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba February 15, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I WANT THIS WASTE FOR AH SO CALL LEADER, WHO UNDERSTAND LATIN WELL, THAT POLITICS MEAN IN LATIN…”.POLI MEANS MANY…… AND TICS MEANS..BLOOD SUCKING CREATURES. BUNCH AH CESSPOOLS

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  4. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood February 15, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Loĺ Alì baba

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  5. Blackops February 15, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Wait wait wait is this the same government that now wave over 4 million dollars in duties to a business that looking to set up shop here? Stupse smh I say no more I guess is just Mia just don’t like BRA smh

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  6. Sunshine Sunny Shine February 22, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Stuart referring to the opposition as perverse. Wow. He needs to find a mirror.

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