Haiti 10,000 gourdes Income tax: The Diaspora and the poorest Haitians are not targeted, finance minister says


PHOTO: Jude Alix Patrick Salomon - Haiti Finance Minister
Haiti's finance minister Jude Alix Patrick Salomon says the 10,000 gourdes Income tax that everyone is talking about is not a way to target the Haitian diaspora and the poorest Haitians.

There was an error, he told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste, and the error in the text is the fact that it accentuated on Haitians with a tax residence (domicile fiscale) outside of Haiti (the diaspora) when in fact it concerns every citizen!

Basically no one is exempt, everybody has to pay; however, if you income falls below a certain level, according to a Haitian radio station that an income below 60,000 gourd per year, you are exempt from paying an income tax.

But... If you make more than that, whether you live in Haiti or in the Diaspora, whether you are Haitian or a foreigner living or doing business or working in Haiti, and you want to process certain transactions in the country, i.e. buying/selling of automobiles, houses, import/export, passports etc... You will have to pay your taxes.

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Comments...

Tontonbob Bitch slap that asshole. 60,000 gourde is $H12,000 is about $US1500 a year. No one can live on that or should be asked to. After he is bitch slapped... see more
Reply · August 28 at 3:56 PM
Pat It is more of a question than a comment My curiosity pushes me to ask if that include any Haitian with a naturalized American or any other countries... see more
Reply · August 28 at 10:41 AM

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