THA, Imbert to meet Wednesday to discuss budget

A four-member team of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will meet Finance Minister Colm Imbert and other senior officers of his ministry on Wednesday to have pre-budget discussions on Tobago’s 2017 budget requests.

The meeting takes place at the Ministry of Finance starting at 1 pm, the THA said.

The Assembly’s team will be led by Chief Secretary Orville London and includes Finance Secretary Assemblyman Joel Jack, Chief Administrator Raye Sandy and Administrator in the Division of Finance Claire Davidson-Williams.

Property Tax, Income Tax, VAT - 8 Budget measures that come into effect on January 1st, 2016

By the end of the week we'd have entered a new year and with it, several changes that can affect your pocket one way or the other.

As in most national budgets, some changes come into effect at the beginning of the calendar year - January 1st - as opposed to the beginning of the country's financial year - October 1st.

And while many of us have been paid our December salaries early (the salary that would see you through January), we felt we should give you some added information to help you decide if to cut back or not.