Editorial: Higher taxesPOSTED: 10/18/12 12:22 PM
Finance Minister Roland Tuitt is not one to mince his words too often, but yesterday he treaded carefully when questions came his way about a possible increase in taxes. The surest way for the government to generate more income is obviously the turnover tax. Whether this will happen or not is not entirely clear yet, but the Minister kept all options open. The reality is that the draft 2013 budget is looking at a 30 million guilders deficit and that money has to come from somewhere.
That explains the minister’s frustration with the Receiver who is apparently chasing old debts (to no or little avail) instead of going for more recent outstanding that has a better chance of getting collected.
This shows that the inner workings of government leave a lot to be desired and because this is so the tax payers who pay the salaries for all these civil servants will probably be asked soon to pay even more.