11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Confirm the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2017

WHEREAS it is provided by section 3(1) of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, Chap. 74:01 (hereinafter referred to as ?the Act?) that where proposals for general or supplemental appropriation of public funds are made to the House of Representatives and are embodied in an Appropriation Bill or a Supplementary Appropriation Bill, the President may, for the 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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, 2017, (hereinafter referred to as ?the Order?) made under section 3 of the Act, provided for the variation of taxes in the written laws mentioned in the 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, 2018?;

AND WHEREAS the Order was published in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette as Legal Notice No. 117 of 2017 on the 23rd day of October, 2017 and commenced on the 23rd day of October, 2017;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to confirm the Order: BE IT RESOLVED that the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2017 be confirmed subject to the following modifications in paragraph 5(f) -

(a) by deleting sub-subparagraphs (iii) and (x); and

(b) by renumbering sub-subparagraphs (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix) and (xi) as subsubparagraphs (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii) and (ix) respectively.

By the Minister of Finance)

First Debated: 10-Nov-2017
Approved on: 10-Nov-2017
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
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Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
Mr. Ganga Singh, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]