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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said that two other companies – S.M Jaleel and Guyana Beverages Inc ...

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Transportation costs to increase- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo forecasts a hike in transportation due to the ban on used tyres and a restriction on the importation of used vehicles to eight years and under- effectively pushing up the cost of acquiring vehicles. “If you have to buy new tyres, if you can’t get a new vehicle that is more than eight years old… I ...

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NEW RULES: Pay your taxes first before you’re granted licenses, exemptions- Finance Minister

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was Friday afternoon riled by government’s announcement that Guyanese would first have to prove that they are paying their taxes before they are granted licences and tax exemptions. “This is a big brother kind of approach. The GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) will now have a primary part in our lives once again. It is an old Burnhamite ...

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Ramjattan, Harmon deny assuring Sattaur of job continuity

Two senior members of the APNU+AFC Administration have denied having assured outgoing Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of continuity in his post at the tax agency. Khursid Sattaur in a statement to the media on Thursday afternoon declared that his dismissal was contrary to assurances given to him by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister ...

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GRA’s Sattaur denies disclosure of tax info, possession of data; says was assisting an embassy with internal probe

Outgoing Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur Friday denied that he disclosed taxpayer information in breach of the code of conduct and that he had a safe containing taxpayer data at his home. Reacting to claims by GRA Chairman, Rawle Lucas earlier in the day, he emphasised that he never revealed taxpayer information to anyone. “Those are ...

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GRA’s Sattaur fired because he disclosed taxpayer’s info, had data safe at home- Lucas

The Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rawle Lucas says outgoing Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur was fired because he breached taxpayer confidentiality ahead of last year’s general elections. But Sattaur Friday denied revealing taxpayer data, saying that he had been cooperating with an Ambassador concerning alleged improprieties by an embassy staff. “Mr. Lucas has misrepresented significantly what I said to ...

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Fired Kurshid Sattaur wants all his benefits

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kurshid Sattaur, who has been fired from the top post at the tax collection agency, Thursday said he now wants to be paid all his benefits after he has been “discarded and ridiculed” seven months ahead of his retirement. “I am therefore very much relieved that the Board probably sensing my discomfort has ...

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Kurshid Sattaur to be axed

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Thursday decided to fire Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur, the tax collection agency said in a brief statement. At its 171st meeting held today, January 21, 2016, the Governing Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) took a unanimous decision to terminate the relationship between Commissioner General Mr. Khurshid Sattaur and the Revenue Authority. This decision ...

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GRA Chairman slams PSC over Sattaur matter

The  Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rawle Lucas Sunday rejected claims by the Private Sector Commission that tax agents searched or seized property from the home of Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur. Sattaur has been sent on leave to pave the way for an audit of the tax collection and Guyana’s major revenue generation agency. Lucas ...

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Private Sector concerned about search and seizure at GRA Commissioner’s home

The Private Sector Commission says it concerned about media reports of the recent search, by officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority, of the home of the Commissioner General of the agency, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, and the seizure of various items belonging to the GRA. Following is the remainder of the statement The Commission is both perturbed and concerned at this treatment ...

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