GRTU’s arguments to the EU Commission in support of GRTU’s complaint against the Malta Government’s imposition of the Electricity and Water Surcharge were described by the Malta government as “fantasies on imaginary European regulations”.
Il-GRTU tinsab inkwetata bl-attitudni li ha l-Kabinet fir-rigward tad-Dual Pricing. Il-GRTU – Kamra Maltija tan-Negozji Zghar u Medji qed tippartecipa b’mod attiv u impenjattiv fil-process ta’ konsultazzjoni strutturati imhaddma minn National Euro Changeover Committee (NECC) u l-GRTU kienet tistenna li l-Kabinett tal-Ministri ma kellu qatt jaqbad u jiddeciedi fuq id-Dual Pricing u jinjora ghal kollox in-NECC. Huwa inutli li l-Gvern jifforma kumitat ta konsultazzjoni meta imbaghad jitlaq triq ghal rasu.
The evasion of tax by the self-employed and owners of small businesses cannot be condoned by either GRTU or anyone else. GRTU members are trained to fulfill their fiscal duties correctly. GRTU members however, feel great pain to understand the government’s attitude towards notorious tax abusers as these people offer the most serious competition challenge to legitimate businesses represented by GRTU. But GRTU insists that schemes aimed at solving the tax evasion issue should never cause government to revert back to the old hated system of ‘ex-officio assessment’. Only a government that is tired of governing picks up again this dirty tool.