Economist, Keenan Falconer, says an increase in the income tax threshold is warranted given inflation trends.

He was reacting to the announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, that his administration is working on delivering the next version of the 2016 income tax break.

Mahiri Stewart reports.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness told labourites gathered in Clark’s Town, Trelawny on Saturday night that another reduction in the income tax threshold is coming.

Mr. Falconer is welcoming the announcement.

He says the government must take care to ensure the new version of the income tax break does not damage the fiscal accounts.

Mr. Falconer says now is perhaps the best time to provide some relief for those who pay income tax.