Government to collect tax from guests booking via AirBnB

“No additional laws are required to collect taxes related to Airbnb, those taxes can be collected under the current tax system,” said Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during the 2023 budget debate in Parliament, last week. New on the budget is projected income from tax on Airbnb stay to the tune of NAf 5 million. There are an estimated 440 units More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 26th, 2023

Generous travel allowances for ministers on a cut 2023 budget

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister Ardwell Irion allocated himself a travel budget of NAf 60,000 for 2023, an increase of 601.39% compared to 2022. Tourism Minister Leo Lambriex has 100 percent more to spend More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 20th, 2023

Open Letter to the Ombudsman of Country Sint Maarten requesting an investigation into Taxes in Sint Maarten

Generally speaking the task of the Ombudsman purports among others to investigate individual complaints against government. I believe that in this instance this threshold is met. The scope of taxation affects everyone More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Tax reform – Profit tax

Dear Editor, Having discussed this in the past and considering that this topic has been broached by a couple of other persons in the public domain, I would like to again bring this topic of matter up. It is the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Accountant Natasha Manuela on paying taxes

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday January 25th, Natasha Manuela, Managing Director of Prudential Tax Services, was interviewed on the Wendell Moore’s radio show about taxes — encouraging the public to file More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 11th, 2023

MP De Weever: “Our tax system is a bit absurd”

PHILIPSBURG — “We need to stop talking about tax reform and start reform,” independent MP Ludmila de Weever said in a meeting of parliament with Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. We need reform that empowers More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Poor financial management remains a concern

PHILIPSBURG — That the country’s financial management leaves a lot to be desired is no secret. Cft-chairman Raymond Gradus underlines in a letter dated January 31 to St. Maarten’s Minister of Finance More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023

Government’s financial statements remain unreliable, Audit Chamber says

PHILIPSBURG — The government still has not put its financial household in order. According to the government’s accountants bureau SOAB the uncertainties in the financial statements add up to a whopping More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023

COHO off the table but country packages remain

PHILIPSBURG — The draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development) is definitely off the table, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced in a press release after the conclusion More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Justice ministry struggles with regulating the legal position of its employees

PHILIPSPBURG — The Ministry of Justice is “making great progress with the final phase of regulating its personnel affairs,” according to a press release issued by the same ministry. On December 9, 2022, More...