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SAVED BY THE BELL – this round, at least.

That’s the luck of doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers and other professionals who have opposed Government’s stated intention not to renew their licences to practise their trades if they can’t produce a tax clearance certificate from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA).

Highly-placed sources revealed that the Freundel Stuart administration had sought a third legal opinion, given that those received so far had been in conflict, and in the interim, the status quo would remain.

While Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday declined to discuss the latest position with the proposal introduced in his June 15 Budget, he told the DAILY NATION he would speak comprehensively on the matter in the House of Assembly today. (RRM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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