Government introduces taxes for hairdressers, kombis, cross borders, driving schools, taxi cabs

Posted by Maveriq


According to last Friday’s Gazette the government has introduced taxes for most informal businesses such as taxi cabs, commuter omnibuses, hairdressers cross-border traders among others. The new wave of taxes take effect from January 1 2017 and were brought into being by the Finance Act 2017.

The taxes will be as follows

Hairdressers: $10 per chair per month

Informal Cross border traders:  10 percent of the value of the goods imported.

Commuter Omnibuses – 15-25 passengers : $45 per month

Commuter Omnibuses – 26-36 passengers : $70 per month

Driving Schools (class four vehicles) :  $100 per month

Dviving Schools (class one and class two vehicles): $130 per month

Taxi cabs (seating up to 7 passengers ): $25 per month per taxi cab

Goods Vehicles carrying between 10 tonnes and 20 tonnes: $200 per month

Goods Vehicles carrying more than 20 tonnes: $500 per month

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