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2% wage tax

Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With numerous increases in taxes and fees imposed on local residents in the last four years, Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa says it’s time to do the “right thing and give back the 2% wage tax” to workers, by repealing this law. Sanitoa’s comments over the weekend come after the...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted proposed legislation which seeks to amend the current 2% wage tax law and establish by law, the Governor’s Healthcare Professional Succession Initiative. In the cover letter last week to Fono leaders, the governor pointed out that...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Budget and Appropriations Committee met to discuss two House bills yesterday morning. One bill appropriates $198,621 to fund the local share of the cost of purchasing eleven 2018 Harley-Davidson police motorcycles (see separate story for details), and the other...