Monday 4th June, 2018-Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst does not believe government is being unreasonable in implementing a 10 percent entertainment tax.
The decision has not gone down well with promoters who are preparing for the busy carnival season.
The 10 percent will apply to all ticket sales, and while Cabinet in a meeting two weeks ago agreed to review an offer by the promoters, they are insisting that entertainment functions must contribute to the Inland Revenue Department.
Ambassador Husrt says the infrastructure required must receive the support of those who rely on its use, even though promoters do make some kind of contribution by paying for security, garbage collection and the like at their functions.
Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst.