Gov’t to meet parents, private schools on education VAT

Following the concerns raised by citizens regarding the 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private tuition, a team of Government Ministers will be meeting with parents and operators of private schools on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00h at the National Cultural Centre (NCC). This decision was taken by Cabinet at its meeting today, a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

Government is inviting these stakeholders to attend the consultation for a frank and open discussion. Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine said that, “we are prepared to hear what the concerns are and see how best we can address them”. This tax  on private tuition came into effect following the passage of the 2017 national budget.

 

 

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