Tax on Electricity Begins This Month

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is advising its customers that it will begin applying the tax on electricity this month.

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The JPS says a General Consumption Tax of 16.5% will be charged to residential customers who use more than 350 kilowatt hours of energy.

The re-introduction of GCT on electricity was announced by Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, as part of revenue measures when he tabled the 2015/16 budget in March.

At the time, Dr. Phillips said the GCT is expected to yield $807 million.

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