Cape Verdean government sets aside proposal to access taxpayers’ bank accounts

25 October 2013

The Cape Verdean government has set aside its proposal to give the director-general for Taxation access to taxpayers’ bank accounts, Cape Verdean newspaper Expresso das Ilhas reported.

This decision, according to the newspaper, was made in order to make it possible for the Taxation Process and Tax Enforcement Codes to be approved by the Cape Verdean parliament.

The legislative package, which includes the codes requires a two thirds majority to be approved, and the main opposition party rejected the possibility of the Directorate-General for Taxation becoming a court.

As soon as the proposal was set aside, the parliament approved the Taxation Process Code and the same is expected for the Tax Enforcement Code. (macauhub)