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Business Licence reform prompts calls for 'relief'
October 21, 2010
Business Licence reform prompts calls for 'relief'

Bahamian businessmen have expressed concern and ire over the Government's decision to adjust the calculation of Business Licence fees through a method which "does not take account of the cost of producing revenue".

Several private sector figures, at a forum held by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday evening, suggested that if the calculation of their business license fees were to shift from b...

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November 03, 2010
Contractors seek Business Licence fee 'judgment'

A LEADING construction executive has pressed the Government on when "judgment will be handed down" on the industry's request for it to reconsider proposed changes to its Business License fees, suggesting that not knowing how big the increase will be is already making doing business difficult for his firm.

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December 27, 2010
Contractors still waiting on Business Licence woe

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

The Bahamian Contractors Association's (BCA), which had hoped to receive word from government on concerns raised about the proposed hike in their business license fees, are still awaiting the Ingraham administration's "judgment" on the matter.

Larger contractors, in particular, had expressed anxiety about the Government's proposal to incr...

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July 26, 2010
Business Licence Bill Debate contribution by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a

Contribution by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham.

Since returning to office in 2007, my
Government has remained steadfastly committed to strengthening the domestic
business environment. Our
overriding objective in doing so is to facilitate the creation of new
businesses and the expansion of existing ones, both of which are vital to
securing growing empl...

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January 06, 2011
Business Licence Act 2010 - Press release by The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of
Finance advises the public that the new Business Licence Act 2010 took
effect on January 1, 2011.  All businesses operating within The Bahamas
must register under this new Act by March 31st, 2011. 

Applications
must be made at the Business License Offices in New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Abaco and Exuma or at the Office of the Island Administrator in
all other isla...

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November 04, 2010
'Huge uncertainty' for Private Sector over Business Licence Reforms

CONCERNS that the Government's Business Licence reforms were causing the private sector "a great magnitude of uncertainty" were raised yesterday, one attorney telling Tribune Business that the ability to suspend or revoke a firm's licence "for other good cause" was too vague, especially in the absence of a clearly defined appeals process.

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January 24, 2011
Medical facilities 'may have case' for Business Licence recovery

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

A Bahamian accountant yesterday suggested that private hospitals and medical clinics may have been incorrectly required to pay Business Licence fees, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars, for decades.

Theofanis Cochinamogulos, managing partner of Cochinamogulos and Co, a chartered accountancy and management consultancy firm, told ...

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Business Licence Renewals Due
March 19, 2015
Business Licence Renewals Due

Business owners are advised that the deadline to submit their application to renew their business licences has past...

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January 06, 2011
Business licence registration forms available online

The heavily-debated new Business Licence Act is finally here, with the Ministry of Finance sending out a reminder that registration forms for businesses can now be obtained online.

“The Ministry of Finance advises the public that the new Business Licence Act 2010 took effect on January 1, 2011,” said a statement sent to Guardian Business yesterday. “All businesses operating within The Bahamas ...

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January 17, 2011
Govt 'nets' 300k through Business Licence reforms

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

and TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

The Government is expecting to earn a net $300,000 revenue increase from reforms to the Business Licence Act and its taxes, a government minister said yesterday, confirming that the rates for industries such as construction and the hotels had been adjusted downwards by 0.25 percentag...

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