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Jul 10, 2019

PM Barrow – “B.T.L. pays its files and pays its G.S.T.”

Prime Minister Barrow, during his press conference this afternoon, also touched briefly on Telemedia’s G.S.T. issue.  Aside from reiterating the position taken by Financial Secretary Joseph Waight that the company owes nothing to the General Sales Tax Department, the PM also confirmed that an audit is presently underway to determine whether there is legal responsibility on the part of B.T.L. for its subsidiaries as far as their taxes are concerned.  A few days ago, documents were leaked and calculations show that the utility has not paid up to thirty million dollars in G.S.T.  This is the PM’s response.

 

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“B.T.L. owes no taxes.  B.T.L. pays its files and pays its GST.  Now obviously some issue has arisen as to whether there is any GST liability pertaining to some intra-company transactions… for subsidiaries of B.T.L., that an audit is being conducted and that at the end of that audit a determination will be made.  Clearly the position of B.T.L. is that there is no liability for taxes in that regard, but we have to wait and see what the GST Department will ultimately determine.”


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