Topic: tax

4 years ago

Our Reverence Of All Things Foreign On VAT

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Our Reverence Of All Things Foreign On VAT

My people never cease to amaze me. There is not one single salient thing said on VAT by the two visiting consultants from New Zealand that has not firstly already been said to our government by the IMF, or that has not already repeatedly been said to the government by Bahamians, yet the government and the Bahamian media are behaving as though salient points stated by these gentlemen, with all due respect to them, are brand new or independently consequential.

4 years ago

Tourism and Taxes: Addressing the Myths

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Tourism and Taxes: Addressing the Myths

While most Bahamians appreciate the essential role that tourism plays in our economy, lives and livelihoods; there is a need to further clarify the tax and revenue contributions to our economy. The goal is to dispel any myths about this industry. We all stand to pay a hefty price if rhetoric drives public taxation policies.

4 years ago

Business Consultant Urges Financial Culture Change

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Business Consultant Urges Financial Culture Change

Freelance Business Consultant, Bridgette Mackey, recently stated that there needs to be a change in the financial culture throughout The Bahamas and the offloading of some personal expenses as the government readies to implement Value Added Tax (VAT).

4 years ago

Young Man’s View: Regulation, A Game Changer?

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Young Man’s View: Regulation, A Game Changer?

Admittedly, I was pleased to see that the government decided to overlook potential electoral threats and/or the propensity to please campaigning churchmen (to lock up their church members’ votes) and instead chose to govern.

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