Ads by Google Ads by Google

tobacco tax

Rep. Avagafono Vaimaga Maiava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill was introduced in the House Chamber last week to amend the law on tobacco restriction by increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21 and increasing the safeguards to deter youth and young adults from smoking. The proposed legislation was introduced by Reps. Avagafono...
Sen. Togiola T.A. Tulafono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center will no longer receive any specific “earmarked” funding under with the elimination of the 2% wage tax, while the tobacco excise tax will hike by 3 cents under the final language of a Senate bill approved by the majority of the Fono Conference Committee...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — In a unanimous vote of 16-0, the Senate approved on Tuesday this week in third and final reading a Senate bill which seeks to increase the tobacco excise tax by 3 cents — to help fund LBJ Medical Center operations — and reduce to 1% the current 2% wage tax, that is paid...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga (front) and LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While there are about 2,000 businesses in American Samoa only 506 of them paid into the government the 2% wage tax in fiscal year 2020, says ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga during yesterday’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing on a Senate bill to hike the...
Senators are shown here during the swearing-in ceremony in Jan.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The tobacco excise tax will increase by 3 cents — which will help fund LBJ Medical Center operations — if a Senate bill introduced yesterday is enacted into law. The bill also includes a separate provision, which seeks to reduce to 1% the current 2% wage tax, that is...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
FY 2019 BUDGET PROPOSAL APPROVED BY SENATE AND HOUSE During their sessions yesterday, the Senate and House approved in final reading their respective versions of the American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2019 budget totaling $439.58 million. Both chambers will now go through the process of...