Fabian Demicoli

Il-GRTU titlob lill-Gvern jghid immedjatament kif ser ihaddem it-taxxa l-gdida fuq il-konsum

Il-Ministru
tal-Affarijiet Rurali u Ambjent ghaggel meta qabad u mpona taxxa gdida fuq
l-konsum fl-istess sena li l-Gvern gholla l-VAT minn 15% ghall 18%. Is-sidien
tan-negozji, l-aktar dawk li jimpurtaw u jbieghu mill-hwienet taghhom,
m’ghandhomx l-icken ideja kif ser tingabar din it-taxxa gdida ghax minn fassalha
bl-ghaggla ma tkellem ma hadd dwar kif ser tithaddem u fada biss fuq
il-kunsulenti minn barra il-gvern u ma jidher li nvolva lil hadd
aktar.

Il-GRTU li tirraprezenta lill-maggoranza assoluta ta’ dawk li
f’isem il-gvern ser ikunu sfurzati jigbru u jhallsu din t-taxxa gdida
m’ghandhomx l-icken hjiel ta’ kif ser tingabar ghax granet biss qabel tidhol
fis-sehh il-ligi hadd mid-dipartimenti tal-gvern li suppost ser ihaddmuha ma jaf
xejn.

Lill-GRTU ma dahluha xejn fit-teknikalitajiet ta’ kif ser tinhadem
u ghalhekk ma tistax tigwida lin-negozjanti dwar x’ghandhom jaghmlu. Il-GRTU ma
ddahlet f’xejn, lanqas meta il-gvern minn jheddu ddecieda fuq liema prodotti u
kemm ser tingabar taxxa fuq il-proddoti maghzula.

Min fassal din l-ligi
ma tghax kaz b’mod serju tal-principji tal-proporzjonalita’ tal-livell tat-taxxa
b’paragun mall-spejjez ohra u r-rati ta’ profit marbuta mall-prodotti llistjati.
Min fassal din it-taxxa gdida ukoll ma’ tghax kaz xejn tan-numru ta’ prodotti
fuq il-lista li jkunu waslu Malta b’eco tax diga’ maqbuda fihom ghax tkun diga
thallset f’xi pajjiz iehor li jaghmel parti mis-suq intern tal-Unjoni
Ewropeja.

Hu ghalhekk li l-GRTU qed tikkundanna din it-taxxa gdida bhala
att ta’ paniku mill-Gvern hekk kif qed jara li n-nefqa pubblika harbitlu
mill-kontrol u issa qed idur ghall-darb’ohra fuq il-konsumatur biex igieghlu
jhallas aktar biex jaghmel tajjeb ghall-infieq bla kontrol tas-settur
pubbliku.

Il-GRTU nhar it-Tlieta ser tlaqqa lin-negozzjanti w
imprendituri li l-prodotti taghhom huma milquta mit-taxxa l-gdida fuq il-konsum.
Sa nhar it-Tlieta l-GRTU qed tistenna li minn ghaggel fassal il-ligi issa jkun
lest biex jispjega kif ser tingabar b’mod ordinat u organizzat jew inkella
jhabbar li ippospona d-data tal-imposizzjoni ta’ din it-taxxa imposta bl-addoc.
Bla arrangament immedjat m’hemmx cans li din it-taxxa tista tiddahhal fl-1 ta’
Awwissu 2004 kif informa lill-GRTU, il-Ministru George Pullicino u s-Segretarju
Parlamentari Tonio Fenech.

Dan il-GRTU tghidu waqt li ssostni li t-taxxa
l-gdida mhux accettabbli ghax ser tkompli izzid il-livell ta’ taxxi mposti fuq
il-Maltin u zzied il-piz fuq l-imprendituri Maltin milquta. Hadd mhu kontra li
ghandu jkun hemm Fond Nazzjonali li jkun indirizzat lejn problemi ambjentali.
Dan m’ghandux isir b’zieda fil-livell totali tat-taxxi, izda b’riforma meqjusa
ta’ taxxi, fejn jitnehhew xi taxxi u jidhlu ohrajn favur l-ambjent li izda
jkollhom effett newtrali fuq il-livell ta’ taxxi.

 

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