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Tax holiday

A reduced tax rate that a government provides as an inducement to foreign direct investment.

Tax Holiday

A temporary suspension of a tax, especially a sales tax. Jurisdictions declare tax holidays at certain times of the year on the theory that doing so will stimulate consumer spending and thereby induce economic growth. Some U.S. states routinely declare tax holidays before school begins each year, for example. Critics of tax holidays maintain that they deprive the jurisdictions of revenue and that their effect on growth is overstated.
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In an interview, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said it was time the companies that have been enjoying these tax holidays, some for as long as 40 years, be made to compete in the market without the benefit of financial assistance from the government.
Broken down, Chua said income tax holidays accounted for P53.
Governments usually create tax holidays as incentives for business investment.
Chua said income tax holidays and special rates account for P86.
This includes sales tax holidays to help families get prepared for the school year and for hurricane season, which is especially important following the devastation we saw from Hurricane Irma.
Mississippi and South Carolina also have similar tax holidays for guns, according to the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association, which supports the Texas proposal.
The sales tax holidays usually last around three days.
The sources pointed out that unfortunately, owners of various AJK-based industrial units changed the names of their units with the same machinery at the same premises, after the completion of the stipulated five-year tax holidays period for tax concession.
In 1992, the company announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs after deciding to shift some work to Singapore, which at this time was attracting increasing investment by offering tax holidays.
Not only do tax holidays benefit residents of the state who can enjoy a substantial reduction in actual cost for big ticket purchases they might not have otherwise made, these holidays also serve to bring in consumers from outside Massachusetts.
Two more sales tax holidays followed: in 2008 a two-day break for hurricane preparedness items priced less than $1,500, and in 2009 a three-day break for firearms, ammo and hunting supplies.
Sales tax holidays are periods of time when selected goods are exempted from state, and sometimes local, sales taxes.