I am not surprise to see those who oppose VAT – the merchant class – come out and oppose the introduction of VAT! And they know why.
They for years have delivered the biggest crime against consumers. In many cases goods are greatly hiked up and they employ many people who they pay off the books; affording them reduced benefits. Then we know of these same employers who fail to pay NIB, and in many cases, are smuggling in goods where they evade customs.
It is not shocking to see them come out of the blue opposing VAT! They know what these new tax reform measures means: it means they must now pay their fair share of the bills we the consumers are paying.
Yes, Bahamians must WAKE UP – Because VAT is necessary!