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Belize City Council says senior citizens’ tax discount remains uninterrupted

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 8:51 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:After the Belize City Council announced that it would be ending the 25 % discount on property tax for elderly citizens, it faced harsh criticism, however, yesterday the council announced that the discounts would remain intact.

The Belize City Council issued a statement ensuring senior citizens that they will be able to make their payments without facing economic ruin.

“The property tax discounts of 25% to senior citizens of this city will not be interrupted. It shall remain in full effect,” the statement says.

According to the council, the tax discount only applies to the property where the residents reside and does not includes vacant lots.

 

 

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