Degazon Awarded COTA Essay Competition Prize

September 12, 2013

Second place finalist of the 2012 COTA Essay Competition, Mr. Ronaldo Degazon, was awarded his prize at a small awards ceremony at the Inland Revenue Department on Thursday, 12th September, 2013. It seems this fascination with taxation runs in the family as, among attendees was his proud father, Mr. Agosto Degazon, who was a former comptroller of the Inland Revenue Department.

Mr. Ronaldo Degazon gave a moving speech of thanks for the support of his family, as well as shared his interest in the areas of finance and economics, reinforcing the common feeling that this essay competition was a natural inclination, given his familial connection with and his personal interest in the area of taxation and finance.

Currently a student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Mr. Degazon expressed a keen interest in working at the IRD one day, to which the members of staff were equally welcoming to this bright young star. His prize for his dedicated efforts was an iPad.

The COTA Essay Competition is a periodic competition organized by the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators with the main objective being to encourage students to become familiar with the processes of their country’s tax administration and simultaneously allow tax administrators to benefit from the views of potential taxpayers.

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