Cuban Parliament to Debate New Tax Law

HAVANA TIMES — A Regular Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (Cuban Parliament) will debate new tax system from July 20 to 22, reported the Granma newspaper.

The law has been considered by standing committees on economic affairs and on constitutional and legal affairs of the parliament, along with the Ministry of Finances and Prices, the National Tax Administration and “other agencies and bodies of the state and government.”

According to the note, the bill “addresses the need to replace” the existing law (Law 73 of the Tax System), adopted in August 1994 “so as to correspond with new changes introduced in the tax system” on the island.

Granma said that the parliamentarians will also discussed other issues, including a new labor code, but the paper made no mention of pending issues such as the bill to legalize gay civil unions, the easing of Cuba’s restrictive immigration policy or the law relating to cooperatives.