SLP plans to put more money in pockets

SLP plans to put more money in pockets

Hon. Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, announced plans today to increase the personal Income Tax allowance from $18,000.00 to $30,000 for all St Lucians.

 By increasing the personal allowance by $12,000.00, an additional 3,500 persons will no longer pay Income Tax or be required to file a return.

The SLP’s record on delivering tax relief to those who need it most is proven. Earlier in the life of this administration the Government raised the Income Tax Allowance from $15,000 to $18,000, and today’s pledge will mean that the SLP has doubled the Income Tax allowance from the level that it inherited from the UWP in 2011. Policies like this make a real difference to people’s lives and their families lives.

At this morning’s Press Conference, Minister Hippolyte spoke of the many ways that the Government has found ways to ease the tax burden on the poor, the dispossessed, and the vulnerable. She said:

‘We exempted or provided reductions for a three-year period to first-time home owners from the payment of Property Tax;

We introduced a Registered Home Ownership Savings Plan, which made it easier for people to purchase and own their first home by providing an Income Tax deduction of $6,000.00;

We abolished all taxes on gratuities and tips that were paid to hotel workers;

We abolished the Entertainment Tax that people had to pay to Inland Revenue Tax Collectors every time they held a dance, a show or some other form of public entertainment;

We increased the tax deductions on savings in Credit Unions from $3,600.00 to $5,000.00; and

We abolished the need for an Exit Certificate from the Inland Revenue Department every time someone travelled out of Saint Lucia.’

The SLP does not need to make wild claims and undeliverable promises, our record of delivery tells its own story.

 

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6 Comments

  1. RedRum
    May 26, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    Go and rest yourself Emma. Go away. Far away. I am sick of you old people wanting all the power. Give the fresh minds a chance. You have had your time of power in this nation. LEAVE.

  2. Curious
    May 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Don’t insult st. Luciana Emma hippolyte.
    Is it only at election time you figure our pockets need money.
    Every month over the past 53 months your pocket got a nice salary from tax payers money. But we must get something only now just because you want a vote.
    Get outta here lady. Insulting.

  3. HAHA
    May 27, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply

    LOLLLLLLLLLLL…….. ROTFL…….

  4. playstore
    May 27, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

    we voting you out in gros islet. No more of kenny bad policies.

  5. Sad-But-True
    May 27, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply

    As an “SLP” supporter, i so wish to see the UWP gets into office to make your lives so much better and pristine 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    May 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply

    TELL THEM SAD-BUT-TRUE..

    ALOT OF THEM PPL ALWAYS MAKING WORNG DECISIONS IN THEIR LIVES AND ALWAYS FEEL GOD , GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIANS WILL CORRECT IT AND MAKE THINGS GOOD FOR THEM. WESTAY LA COUYOUR.. PA TWAVAY WED.

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