Returning Senator moves for total tax review

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Outlining her proposals, Senator Ferguson said that the new charges minsters were planning were ‘stealth taxes’ and called for a more simplified tax system in Jersey.

JERSEY’S tax system will be comprehensively reviewed – including the controversial zero-ten regime – before any new health and waste charges can be brought in, if a move lodged by Jersey’s newly elected Senator is approved.

Senator Sarah Ferguson, who was re-elected to the States this month, has proposed that £30,000 should be allocated towards an independent review of Jersey’s taxation system next year and any new charges on Islanders delayed until the findings of that piece of work are announced.

Her proposals are due to be debated next week by the States as part of a series of amendments to the Medium Term Financial Plan Addition, which has been proposed by ministers.

A report accompanying Senator Ferguson’s amendment says that changes to Jersey’s population since reforms were made to the Island’s tax system several years ago mean that the latter is no longer fair.

 

 

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