The Finance Ministry has amended the Finance Act to introduce seven new taxes including the controversial Carbon Tax from January 1, 2019, UPFA MP Dr. Bandula Gunawardana today said.
He said according to the gazette notice the seven new taxes are the Luxury Tax on motor vehicles, Vehicle Entitlement Levy, Carbon Tax, Annual Company Registration Levy, Debt Repayment Levy, Cellular Tower levy and Mobile Short Message Service Levy.
“The new taxes have been brought in a hush-hush manner. Let alone the common citizen, not even have the public servants informed about these taxes. A majority of Divisional Secretariats in urban areas are still not collecting the carbon tax. However, the Divisional Secretariats in rural areas had accepted the carbon tax. It is the villagers who are being affected by these taxes,” the MP told a news briefing.
He said these taxes would adversely impact on anyone who uses a phone or a vehicle. “Businessmen will be affected by the Annual Company Registration Levy,” the MP said.
He claimed that the taxes had been introduced to please the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Lahiru Pothmulla)
What a wonderful sympathetic man!! Don't you think these taxes are good for your intended new boss MR. He is going to have more money to rob and he will shares with you. Think of yourself future and let these taxes come through.
Arnold Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:15 AM
The main concern of Sri Lankan is to keep the 225 well entertained and happy.
Sambo Wednesday, 30 January 2019 07:37 AM
You people did the same when you had to take foreign loan. You had to adhere to their set of rules and regulation. Borrowing money is always on conditions.
Ron Wednesday, 30 January 2019 07:50 AM
Most of these taxes will affect the middle class it seems... not the villager or the rich class.
Jude Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:02 AM
Since when you became the Spokesman for Finance Ministry!! ??? Huh !!
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:41 AM
This village idiot has joined the country clown league.
Marcian Chris Wednesday, 30 January 2019 04:11 PM
He has become a visionary to foretell of the things of doom yet to come. Will they ever come to pass like his other predicaments.
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