Sales tax 'thrown out' by States of Guernsey

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Post by GD on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 9:32 pm

A proposal to introduce a general sales tax in Guernsey has been rejected by the island's government.
Deputy Mike Hadley claimed a 2-3% sales tax on the price of everyday goods could generate 30m a year to help fill the island's financial black hole.
However, an overwhelming majority of deputies rejected the proposals.
In 2009 deputies approved a five-year strategy aimed at saving up to 70m through cut backs and the sharing of departments' resources. (from BBC)

So where are they going to find the money?


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Post by Alpy on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:02 pm

Raise the price of fags booze and petrol for a change lol!
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Post by The Gimp on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:15 pm

Alpy wrote:Raise the price of fags booze and petrol for a change lol!

and hit the self employed a bit more
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Post by Thistle on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:31 pm

a bit of common sense used in the states today then...no doubt you are right alpy cigs and booze will rise steeply in the budget.....they should b bringing in a tiered tax system and make the idle rich pay more x
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Post by karma on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:59 pm

Common Sense and our States do not actually fit in the same sentence....
and............ the GST is only deferred :-(

Bur very glad they bowed to public opinion on disabled increment................for this time at least.............
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Post by kat on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 9:43 am

if they want to put tax on something and save a big bit of our environment .put a tax on disposable nappies ,these fill the tip up and have no value to our environment at all .
they could earn a huge revenue from this tax.
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Post by karma on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 2:32 pm

Talk about Kat amongst the Pigeons lol!
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Post by Fast Robert on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 5:46 pm

Thistle wrote:.....they should b bringing in a tiered tax system and make the idle rich pay more x

What's more, it's those rich guys that hold the States to ransom by saying that they'll leave if they have to pay a few percent more.

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Post by plimmerton811 on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 8:57 pm

Fast Robert, money and love do not go together. Do you ever see the sexy 22 year old marrying the dustman, no, but they do marry the ancient mega millionaire, for love of course.

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