GRA cancels VAT on airfares for interior locations

first_imgThe Government of Guyana has inked an agreement with the Air Services Limited which will reverse its 2017 decision to impose taxes on flights to interior locations.The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in a public notice said it, “wishes to advise air service operators that no VAT shall be charged on airfares to transport passengers or goods to/from airstrips listed below”.A few of the 54 listed locations are located in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). They include Achiwib, Aishalton, Annai, Baramita, Chenpau, Dadanawa, Iwokrama, Kamarang, Kato, Monkey Mountain, Orinduik, Paramakatoi and Waramadong.Although the notice did not inform when the new decision takes effect and when it was made, it pointed out that, “Pursuant to the Agreement, VAT is also exempt from airfares to transport passengers or goods to any other rural airstrip, provided that satisfactory evidence is submitted to the company that the passenger is living in the rural area”.Effective from February 1, 2017, the Government had implemented a 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on local airfares.This move was highly criticised by locals from all walks of life.On Saturday, this publication contacted Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Roraima Airways Inc Captain Gouveia, who also serves as Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on the matter.Gouveia said he was unaware that the taxes had been removed but lauded the change. He said, “As far as I know the Government introduced taxes on interior flights and that is still functioning today. I don’t know of any agreement to waive it [but] I think it will be a good thing”.The PSC Chair further explained, “I think interior development is very very crucial and the Government got to be able to contribute to make air transportation affordable and accessible to all of the people in the hinterland and so putting taxes on interior flights is actually a big deterrent to Hinterland development”.He said he is happy to learn that the Government finally decided to review their decision in this regard given that prior to their decision there was never VAT on Interior flights.“Since they introduced VAT and start charging VAT on hinterland flights and Kaieteur flights for example when you take people to Kaieteur Falls now there is 14 per cent on Kaieteur flights which is crazy but it is what the Government decided to do,” he posited.Nevertheless, Gouveia pointed out that he welcomes this move regardless of if it is implemented at present or in the months to come.last_img read more

Serie A club join Man United in race to sign Diego Godin

first_img The defender’s contract at Atletico is up at the end of the season Godin is the captain of Uruguay’s national team targets Latest Manchester United transfer newsIt was reported Godin was set to sign a new deal after deciding to stay, however talks have not progressed as planned.It means the 32-year-old is out of contract in the summer and can leave for free at the end of June.Manchester United have been alerted to that situation and remain interested in striking a deal for the centre-back. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Transfer News Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets RANKED 2 LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2center_img IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star And, according to Corriere dello Sport, Milan are also trying to sign Godin on a free in the summer.The club’s technical director, Leonardo, has already sounded out the defender about a move to Italy and he is reportedly hopeful a deal can be done. AC Milan have joined Manchester United in the race for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.The Old Trafford club tried to sign the Uruguay international last summer, but they failed with an approach on transfer deadline day. LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgCavan 1-14 Donegal 2-08: Cavan squeezed past Donegal in Kingspan Breffni Park, winning by a single point against the side that knocked them out of the Ulster Championship last year.Donegal led by 1-07 to 0-09 at half-time with Stephen Griffin finding the net for Jim McGuinness’s men.Niall McDermott converted the rebound from his missed penalty to given the Breffni the momentum and although Paddy McBrearty found the net in the closing stages, Cavan hung on for the win. Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has confirmed that he will have to plan without the services of Michael Murphy for the start of the league with the forward set for groin surgery.McKenna Cup resultsSaturday 14 JanuarySection C Derry 1-16 0-14 UUJ (Celtic Park)Sunday 15 JanuarySection AAntrim 0-10 1-12 Tyrone (Casement Park)Fermanagh 2-14 0-10 Queen’s (Brewster Park) Section BMonaghan 0-11 4-12 Down (Clones)Armagh 1-18 0-10 St Mary’s College (Athletic Grounds)Section C Cavan 1-14 2-8 Donegal (Breffni Park)© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL GO DOWN TO CAVAN IN McKENNA CUP was last modified: January 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more