Taxation

Making Public Servants Liable for PAYE Tax: Ending the Exclusive Exemption, but what Implications for Revenue?

> by Anushka Wijesinha* and Nethmini Perera (Research Officers – IPS) • Extending PAYE (Pay As You Earn) tax to public employees can raise revenue by 23%, but simultaneous raising of the tax free threshold drops revenue by 40%• Yet, …

Tax issues –Current system not delivering needed revenue

> The following interview with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director – IPS, appeared in the Business Times on 21st November 2010. http://sundaytimes.lk/101121/BusinessTimes/bt10.html  A few days before President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents the 2011 national budget (takes place tomorrow), Dr. Saman Kelegama, …