Vanuatu’s higher earners likely to pay income tax

Parliament resumes in Vanuatu on Thursday and the Salwai Government’s proposal to introduce income tax will be back on the agenda after months of public consultations.

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The government is keen to impose the tax on those earning what is described as a reasonable wage, while also bringing in a new tax on business.

It’s estimated the move would bring in an extra 600 million vatu of government revenue, but as Brenda Daniel reports from Port Vila, the claim that it would be unpatriotic of anyone to oppose the plan is not finding favour with the Vanuatu people.

Source: Pacific Beat

A timeline of Vanuatu income tax events

A timeline of Vanuatu’s new income tax discussions and its influenced and how the society perceives it.

02 December 2014



05 April 2016

11 April 2016

25 July 2016

25 August 2016

1 September 2016

7 September 2016

19 September 2016

30 September 2016

21 October 2016


6 December 2016

12 December 2016

17 January 2017

19 January 2017

6 March 2017

31 May 2017

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