Minister Tuitt writes Taxand on assessing project on St. Maarten


PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Roland Tuitt will forward a letter to United Kingdom-based Taxand this week about the procedure government is following assess the tax reform project and the company's inquiries about pending payments.
Tuitt told the press he expected to receive from the Government Accountants Bureau SOAB on Wednesday the estimate for a judicial review of the process used by former finance minister Hiro Shigemoto in hiring and paying Taxand.

Taxand has written to government requesting clarity about its more-than-NAf. 3 million in outstanding payments that has been put on hold by Tuitt. Government's legal counsel is looking into the payment request.

The payments were put on hold as Tuitt attempted to obtain an outline of the Taxand tax compliance project initiated by Shigemoto. No contract has been signed for the project, which includes the building of a new tax structure for the country, although some payments have been made to the company.