Cabinet decided to instruct the Social Security Board to roll back the new instructions that were announced last week, to impose a $100 fine on any employer for errors made per page on submissions to Social Security.
The board said it was doing so in accordance with the laws governing the scheme.
The Cabinet deemed this pronouncement to be unilateral, without any prior discussion, and to be at variance with Government policies not to impose nuisance taxes on businesses.
“While businesses must pay taxes, those taxes must be well-defined and not whimsical, the Cabinet declared. The Gaston Browne administration is not at war with business like its predecessor administration,” a government statement said.
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