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Hearings Before a Select Committee on Haiti and Santo Domingo Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...of its revenue system and the installation of an efficient collect'on of the internal revenues, together with the creation of new sources of internal revenue which will permit removal or reduction of the onerous customs export and import duties. Sly predecessor, in the fulfillment of his duty under the treaty of 1915 to ' aid in increasing the revenues ' and ' recommend improved methods of collecting and applying the revenues.' presented to the Hait'an Government a project of an internal revenue law, and this project was officially commended to the Haitian Government by the Department of State in November. 191.8. It was rejected by the Haitian Government on two grounds: (1) That it placed the administration of the internal revenue system under American control; (2) that the schedules of taxation proposed were too, high. After I became financial adviser a counter project was submitted by the Haitian Government under which collection was to be under Haitian control exclusively and with much lower rates of taxation. Both projects were later submitted to detailed study by the office of the foreign trade adviser of the Department of State, and a memorandum prepared suggesting the adoption of the most desirable features of the two projects, in general the American control of collections and schedules of taxation somewhat lower than those originally proposed. A copy of this memorandum was handed to the Haitian Minister to tbe United Stiites. who laid it before his Government. No action was taken. During last year, when there appeared to be a probability of deficits in the sums available to meet current expenses, the Government of the United States proposed a law embodying the American supervision of collections and the Haitian taxation schedules. This was rejected... Hide synopsis

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