- Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said online sellers should not be burdened with taxes but supported with programs instead
- He appealed to the national government to delay the taxation of these small businesses that are growing amid the ongoing health crisis
- Remulla said the government should focus on fixing corruption instead of going after online sellers
The governor of Cavite urged the national government to focus on fixing corruption first before imposing taxes on online sellers.
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla wrote on Facebook his appeal to delay the taxation of online sellers.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was a steady increase of online sellers which Remulla said are “barely making a profit.” Remulla said these small businesses have helped many families survive the economic impact of COVID-19.
“I am asking the national government to PLEASE consider delaying the taxation of online trading or selling. This is for the benefit of small business entrepreneurs,” Remulla said.
Remulla added that instead of taxing them, they should be supported and encouraged further. He said the government should help these small businesses progress so they may one day help the country.
“There is no reason not to support those who are crafty, resourceful, street smart and adaptive to the modern world. Please, let us not burden them. Rather, let us work together to make their numbers grow. Let us boost their spirits so that someday, they may be big enough to pay bigger taxes,” he said.
The provincial governor also pointed at how the issue of corruption is more important to fix at this time.
“Let us give our small scale business owners a break from the burden of taxes at this very difficult time and fix the issues of corruption first,” he added.