5% tax on gaming patrons a go for Monday



Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D'Aguilar.

Gaming operators have less than a week before they will have to begin charging customers a new five per cent tax.

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said Tuesday that August 13 deadline for the new tax is hard and fast.

As operators are also faced with a tax hike of up to 50 per cent, D’Aguilar said, the government is presently weighing all the options before it settles on any decision.