Tag Archives: tax

Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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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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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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Provoked by bankbooks, goats, sheep and the $100M house – Assembly debates income tax motion

Opposition Member of Parliament Juan Edghill on Thursday moved a motion that would ask that Members of Parliament declare their income for the last 10 years that sent the House into a lively debate with loud heckling and witty remarks being hurled across the floor. Edghill in his presentation told the House that the motion was a strong tool to ...

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