Fingers Pointed At Customs Brokers Over Tax Cheat Fraud

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The Cabinet says it has received reports of people are using fradulent means to avoid paying taxes at the port.

This has caused the Cabinet to reiterate its policy decision NOT to grant waivers of duty, Revenue Recovery Charge and ABST on goods that are imported for re-sale, or are consumables.

“It has come to the attention of the Cabinet that forged signatures and fraudulent documents have been presented to the Customs and Excise Division for the waiver of taxes due on imports,” the government announced following Cabinet.

“The Cabinet was also informed that the electronic waiver warrant, to be implemented in less than two weeks, will reduce the chances of forgeries and fraud,” it added.

The identities of the perpetrators were not revealed but the Cabinet says an examination of waivers will be undertaken “to determine which brokers have been engaging in unlawful activity, and to ensure that where monies are owed to the Customs by importers that the owed sums be collected.”

The Police will also be involved, it was announced.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Gimme a dammmmm bottle of greenapple vodka & some goood head.

    This has been going on for decades its WHO YOU KNOW

    HOW MANY PERSONS HAS BEEN SECRETLY SELLING DUTY FREE WAIVERS….how you think they build houses and busineses how some persons who i wont name can bring in cars such as lexus….porshes ..dirt bikes …atvs….and barrels of drugs stotch free …. its all abt who you know …said persons is connected HE get the duty free waivers and sell them to the highest bidders to fund extravagant lifestyles….

  2. …..meanwhile the whole of Jumby Bay and Mill Reef – who can more than afford to pay taxes like they must where they come from – brings in the majority of their goods DUTY FREE and we must suffer cause every little thing we buy online comes with such high taxes.

    Everybody haffu nyam by any means necessary :-/ Nyam, black man, nyam!

  3. Fingers being pointed at Customs Brokers.Really?Those who are accusing the Customs Brokers.Be careful those same fingers do not point back at you.Antigua has always been a country filled with Bobol.

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