by Nick Delgado
Guam - Individuals seeking to run for public office may now have to obtain a tax clearance to qualify for candidacy if Bill 31, introduced by Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz, is signed into law. Cruz states that this will prove that elected officials lead by example and show the people of Guam that the candidates are worthy of their trust.
Cruz states, "We can't be pushing the Department of Revenue & Taxation to pursue delinquent taxpayers, or require businesses to clear annually to get licenses, if we as lawmakers cannot follow the law and pay our required taxes."