Economist, Ralston Hyman, is calling for the establishment of a taxation committee of Parliament aimed at ensuring accountability in how revenue is spent.

Mr. Hyman made the call while addressing a Tax Compliance Panel discussion hosted by the Tax Administration Jamaica on Wednesday.

He says Jamaican taxpayers should hold government officials accountable for how revenue is spent.

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He says successive governments have been running fiscal deficits for fifty of the fifty-five years since the country gained independence.

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Mr. Hyman says limited funding to address crime is one of the signs of mismanagement of the country’s finances.

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