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Cua: More study needed on cosmetic surgery tax

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Quirino Rep. Dax Cua expressed reservations about a controversial provision in the Senate version of the tax reform bill imposing a 20-percent tax on cosmetic surgery and other such medical procedures for aesthetic purposes.

In a radio interview on DZMM, the chairman of the House of Representatives committee on ways and means said they will consult legal luminaries on the legality of the Senate proposal.

He agreed with his interviewers who commented that not only the rich get cosmetic surgery but also the poor who save up for the procedures.

“Nakakatulong din sa kanilang confidence level,” Cua said.

The House has passed its own version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, which does not impose additional tax on cosmetic procedures.

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