OBA refute claims that they agree with the PLP’s agenda to introduce personal income tax
Hamilton, Bermuda: January 28, 2021:The Leader of the Opposition Party, the Honourable N. Cole Simons, JP, MP today stated the following: “I flatly refute the Premier Burt’s claims that the One Bermuda Alliance is in agreement with the PLP’s agenda to implement personal income tax. On that issue-he stands alone. His claim of our allegiance is both misleading and divisive.
In a statement that I released earlier this week, I stated at the current tax structure is unsustainable and is no longer the right model for Bermuda. I further stated that based on recommendations from the Fiscal Responsibility Panel, there will likely be an increase in the taxes we all currently pay i.e.: payroll tax, land tax, licensing fees, customs duties and foreign currency purchasing tax.
To reiterate, the OBA is not in agreement with the Premier’s agenda to implement a personal income tax on Bermudians– period. “