To a large extent, the authors have been successful: In Sweden, where one of the authors is based, the term has even been officially adopted as a new word within the Swedish language translated as funktionell dumhet and has gone on to inspire an eponymous stage-play .
In Malaysia, where Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to call elections within months, his opponents believe their anti-GST platform will be the single most important factor in swaying government-friendly rural voters fed up by surging costs of living.
Consumption taxes are seen as a more robust way to deal with tax avoidance, as opposed to assessed taxes where taxpayers declare what they are supposed to be taxed on. Income tax in OECD countries have come down with the implementation of consumption levies.
Within the grouping, total government revenue from income tax fell from 30 per cent in to 24 per cent currently, while collections from consumption taxes rose from 13 per cent to 21 per cent in the same period.
Modi is facing a perfect storm in Gujarat. Can he weather it? Wong said he was hopeful frustration over the GST — implemented after the election — would translate into support for the opposition, now helmed by former premier and one-time Najib mentor Mahathir Mohamad.
The case remains a subject of criminal investigations in the US, Singapore, Luxembourg and Switzerland, but the fund and Najib — singled out for his supposed involvement in the graft — deny any wrongdoing.
After 50 years, does Asean still matter? Wong said if elected, Pakatan Harapan would immediately reduce the GST to 4 per cent, with a view to completely abolishing it within one year. There is no GST abolition talk in India, but observers say the government is likely to be more circumspect in boasting about its implementation, after the brickbats it received over the troubled launch.
Instead, the administration is likely to continue its efforts at damage control. Meanwhile the GST Council — a political body vested with powers to make changes to rates — has been accused of over-tinkering with rates since the nationwide levy was introduced in July. Discussion of GST in the Gulf and Singapore — which is purportedly mulling a hike to its current 7 per cent rate — is likely to be less pulsating.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in November said the taxes in the affluent city state need to rise to cope with increased social and infrastructure spending. Economists have predicted the government could announce up to a two percentage point increase in the GST in its February budget statement.Mark, Nice article.
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