Sister Islands tourism body pans payroll tax

| 31/07/2012

(CNS Business): In contrast to the restrained reaction to the premier’s planned expat payroll tax by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), the tourism body representing Cayman Brac and Little Cayman has issued a robust statement on behalf of its members, claiming that the proposed tax would be a significant detractor in attracting the qualified staff that tourism businesses on the Sister Islands need “to contribute to the quality tourism product for this industry in the future”. Reminding government that the Miller Commission Report of 2010 advised against direct taxation, the statement issued on behalf of Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA) members, which includes MLA Moses Kirkconnell, also notes that the tourism ministry has failed to address other pressing concerns, such as the invasion of lionfish. Read more on CNS Business

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