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The public will be able to give their views on how the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be implemented to a panel set up to review the country's tax code.
This is the second in a three-part question-and-answer series provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers for i>The Star/ireaders on various aspects of Budget 2005. The final part will appear in i>StarBiz/itomorrow.
THIS is the first in a three-part question-and-answer series provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers for I>The Star /I>readers on various aspects of Budget 2005. The next two articles will appear in I>StarBiz /Ion Monday and Tuesday.
Sept 5 to Sept 11: Compiled by IVY SOON
In the 1989 Budget, the Government indicated its intention to introduce a Sales and Service Tax or SST. Elaborate preparations were made by the Customs Department to prepare the way for this new tax. Manpower was beefed up, extensive studies were carried out and a number of Customs personnel were trained in this field.
By Jeffrey Francis
THE close-up of a blotchy, stern-looking man on the cover of I>Allan Fels: A Portrait of Power/I- and simply the words 'portrait of power', really - conveys the impression that Allan Fels must be a rather tyrannical figure. Not true, says author and journalist Fred Brenchley.
Retail sales in the city-state rose more than expected in December as consumers rushed to buy items such as automobiles, watches and jewellery before last month's increase in sales tax.
THE increase in the goods and services tax (GST) that kicked in on Thursday seemed a non-event for shoppers in Orchard Road, who were drawn by big discounts and post-Christmas sales.