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State to appeal property tax ruling on Monday
Government has acted swiftly and has managed to convene the appeal court to challenge the decision of Justice Frank Seepersad on the property tax form.
This evening, Seepersad ruled that there was no need to file property tax declaration forms until the determination of a lawsuit challenging the fiscal measure.
Seepersad, sitting in the San Fernando High Court, ruled after hearing arguments from both lawyers representing the Board of Inland Revenue and former government minister Devant Maharaj.
Maharaj filed an ex parte injunction before Seepersad in the San Fernando high court for leave to file for judicial review challenging the state's move to compel citizens to submit the property tax forms.
Maharaj through his attorneys led by Anand Ramlogan SC is contending that the property tax form and process are illegal, unconstitutional ultra vires, meaning beyond legal power or authority.
Two days ago finance minister Colm Imbert extended the May 22 deadline by two weeks after the rush to submit forms.
The appeal will be heard at 9 am on Monday.
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