Fete tax stays says government

Patrons enjoying PURE day fete

The government says it fully intends to collect a tax on entertainment activities even as it awaits a proposal from promoters.

The issue of taxes to be paid by promoters of shows and other forms of entertainment was again discussed by the Cabinet on Friday.

In 2015, the promoters asked for a moratorium on the application of the lawful tax, then on the books which was granted.

The amount is a 10% levy on all ticket sales for entry into the event. T

“The Cabinet agreed that the period of adjustment was sufficiently long and that, in the discussion with the promoters two weeks ago, they had agreed to return with an offer shortly,” a statement said.

“The Cabinet awaits the offer, but has made it clear that entertainment functions must contribute to the Inland Revenue Department revenue-raising that goes towards paying salaries, wages, providing safety and security, and for ensuring sanitary conditions exist before and after events. The shows extract a cost from the Government which the 10% levy is intended merely to cover.”

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  1. What you mean the tax stays…I already pay hefty prices at those fetes for thiefing a wine!!!

    • You really ah ducey bat the tax is for the promoters of the fetes not the patrionts, and is high time the government gets their fair share. These promoters love to cry and say the fetes not paying off but every years they still have them with the crowd getting bigger and bigger. Well done Mr. PM

  2. PIT is been slowly reintroduced
    First they came for the foreign artists
    Then they came for the local artists
    Then the fete promoters
    Then the revelers
    Next up the self employed

    PIT is now ABLP-IT

  3. Wa are u na want pay nothing pay your fair share ….and imagine these guys say they not making any money so y have a fet then dont see nothing wrong with paying your fair share good job alp the money must come from somewhere

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