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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