Residents begin enjoying two weekends of ABST relief

Aerial view of St John's during the Christmas season at night (Roy Abercombe YouTube)

The popular Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST) reduction will return this Christmas season, according to the Inland Revenue Department.

Consumers will enjoy a reduction in the ABST from Friday December 11, 2020 12:00 a.m. to Sunday December 13, 2020 11:59 p.m. and again from Friday December 18, 2020 12:00 a.m. to Sunday December 20, 2020 11:59 p.m.

The reduction will apply to all types of goods that are subjected to the ABST sold during the period, but not to services.

Consumers are reminded that participation in the ABST reduction days is voluntary, meaning a store can choose whether to participate or not.

Consumers hoping to purchase items for Christmas usually anticipate this discount period. The possibility of being able to shave a few dollars off purchase prices can be a big attraction at this time.

But it is the consumer’s responsibility to check goods properly to ensure he/she is getting value for money. Also, ensure you keep your receipt.

This will be needed in the event you have to return an item to the place of purchase.

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  1. With what money they have to spend? In the meantime, the bandits will be at large doing what they do until somebody shoot and kill them. Then you the even higher upper bandits, those in the current regime continuing business as usual bleeding the country and its citizens.

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