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Abel: PNG Needs a Simpler Tax System

Care-taker Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel says the Government will make attempts to improve the current tax system used in the country.

Mr Abel said a better solution is to use a new taxation method primarily focused on encouraging downstream processing.

The caretaker Treasurer said the current system has loopholes and allows business to easily avoid paying tax.

While acknowledging the current hefty tax cuts across the country, Minister Abel said there are options the Government can make to improve where it has failed. Minister Abel said, eyeing a better workable system will not only improve PNG’s tax collection revenue but lightening the big tax cuts slapped on citizens.

The caretaker Treasurer said adopting a new tax platform will only help.  Abel is hoping for a change in the country’s tax system.

Apart from the tax concerns raised, the Deputy Prime Minister said the public service must be focused to deliver services as the hype of the National Election is over.

Abel was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister a day after Government was formed.

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4 comments

Philemon Walpui Tamari 07/08/2017 at 23:54

Please give exemptions to small businesses earning below a set threshold and also simply tax returns of these small businesses

fuzzy boodah 09/08/2017 at 16:38

I’m not a Financial Analyst but it seems contradicting that we are to improve the current tax system, improve meaning a significant cut to the citizen’s/business taxes and still maintain all the necessary services + solving our current deficit issues. Does this make sense or am I seeing this in a different contrast?

Renson 12/08/2017 at 07:17

Exactly does not even make any sense. Tax system is just and fair. Just that too much misuse of tax revenue collected from taxpayers.

From a taxman’s point of view.

George Lunempa 14/08/2017 at 07:18

No more increase in income tax, thank you. Look for other avenues to collect revenue, not from public servents purse. The current economic woes are your doing, fix it your self.

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