Tag "Taxation"

If it isn’t broke...

I’VE BEEN following very closely the various articles and correspondence in the Guernsey Press relating to the changes and proposals our politicians are putting forward concerning the constitution of the States of Deliberation and taxation.

Why this is about more than GST

FOLLOWING our page one story yesterday, the Policy Council has now confirmed that introducing a goods and services tax is actively under consideration, that 5% is what its review team has been modelling and that tax breaks would be needed to protect the vulnerable. In other words, our exclusive was on the money and thanks to that islanders now have a much better appreciation of official thinking on the future direction of personal tax, pensions and benefits.

'Get your house in order' on tax letter from PM

PRIME Minister David Cameron has written a letter to Britain's overseas territories, including Guernsey, stressing the need for them to 'get our own houses in order' as he pushes for international action to tackle avoidance schemes.

Getting personal on tax

A major overhaul of how the States taxes islanders and spends the money, driven by the long-term impact of an aging population, is the subject of a consultation launched this week.

IoD chairman warns of higher taxes impact

Anne Ewing

HIGHER taxes could ‘trigger a dangerous tipping point’ in the island’s economy, the chairwoman of the local branch of the Institute of Directors has warned.

Avoiding tax is legal – so what's the big fuss?

Digby, Lord JOnes

ONE of Guernsey’s greatest self-proclaimed ‘unofficial ambassadors’ has told the financial services industry that he ‘doesn’t get’ the big fuss over tax avoidance issues dogging the islands in the national media.