Back-to-School Items Receive Government’s Nod for Abst Waiver on September 1st & 2nd


Waiver on the Payment of ABST on Back-to-School Items

Cabinet at its meeting held on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2023, agreed to grant a waiver on the payment of the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST) on back-to-school items listed below during the period of Friday 1st September to Saturday 2nd September 2023 as follows:

• School uniforms (pants, shirts, skirts, blouses, jumpers, ties, and crests)
• Textbooks as provided on the ministry/school generated book list
• School bags with or without wheels
• Exercise books
Binders/Folder leaves
• Plastic book covers

• Erasers
• Crayons
• Highlighters
• White out/correction fluid
• Pencil cases/pouches

• Calculators
• School Shoes, Socks, belts
• School Physical Education uniform-shirts, skirts and pants
• Dictionary
• Lunch boxes/kits

• Graph paper/book
• Plastic sheet covers
• Pens/Pencils/Pencil sharpeners
• Water paints
• Markers

• Glue sticks
• Rulers/T-squares/Geometry Sets
• Tights, vests

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  1. Nonsense! Now! Parents have already purchased most items for school’s reopening on the 4th of September!!!!
    Will parents be reimbursed the ABST for items already purchased? Stupidness this.

  2. Wonderful news. Will help the fete lovers who spend hard for carnival and those still doing last minute shopping.

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