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Sales tax consultation extended
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The States plans to introduce the goods tax in 2008
People in Jersey have more time to put forward their views about a planned 3% goods and sales tax.

The Treasury and Resources Department is allowing people an extra nine days to comment on the proposed new laws.

The consultation has been extended to 30 June following requests from the public, business and community groups.

Treasury Minister Terry Le Sueur said as the whole island would be affected, he wanted to give people every chance to understand what the tax would mean.

Consultation carried out so far has seen some members of the public and politicians saying the tax should not be applied to some items, including: some foods, children's clothing, medical services, books and newspapers.

Jersey's government plans to introduce the tax in 2008.


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