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1st Session of the 9th Republican Parliament

Confirm the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2008

WHEREAS it is provided by section 3(1) of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, Chap 74:01 (hereinafter called "the Act") that where proposals for general or supplementary appropriation of public funds are made to the House of Representatives and are embodied in an Appropriation or a Supplementary Appropriation Bill, the President may, for purpose of raising revenue to meet the expenditure specified in any such Bill, by Order, provide for the imposition of a tax or the variation of an existing tax and from the date of the publication of the Order in the Gazette, the tax as imposed or varied shall be payable:

AND WHEREAS it is provided by section 3 (5) of the Act that an Order varying an existing tax shall cease to have effect if the Order is not confirmed with or without modifications, by a resolution agreed to by the House within the next twenty-one days after the commencement of the Order:

AND WHEREAS the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2008 made under section 3 of the Act, provided for the variation of taxes in the written laws mentioned in the said Order to the extent and in the manner set out therein, for the purpose of raising revenue to meet the expenditure specified in the Bill entitled “An Act to provide for the service of Trinidad and Tobago for the financial year ending on the 30th day of September 2009”;

AND WHEREAS the said Order commenced on the 22nd day of September, 2008:

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to confirm the said Order:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2008 be confirmed.

(By the Minister of Finance)

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First Debated: 13-Oct-2008
Approved on: 13-Oct-2008
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
13-Oct-2008 House Debate | Hansard PDF icon (410.0 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Mr. Vasant Bharath, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Works and Transport]
Mr. Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Kelvin Ramnath, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Rennie Dumas, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro-Enterprise Development]
Mr. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Subhas Panday, MP [Princes Town North] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Kennedy Swaratsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Public Administration]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]