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New legislation to streamline tax structure-Eran

Legislation aimed at providing more stability and transparency to Sri Lanka’s tax system will be presented to Parliament within the next three months, State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne said.

He told a media briefing that this legislation which would be titled the, ‘Tax Bill” would specify the taxes and the percentages payable by individuals and the corporate sector.

“This legislation will give more stability and transparency to tax concessions given to various sectors,” the state minister said while highlighting the fact that the government was exploring the possibility of reducing tax surcharges on some sectors.

He said the Bill would be debated in Parliament and the views of all stakeholders obtained with the opportunity to submit amendments where necessary.

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