In Communist Cuba, the Tax Man Cometh The recently published code constitutes the first comprehensive taxation in Cuba since the 1959 revolution abolished just about all taxes. The government also envisions replacing subsidies for all with targeted welfare, meaning that the largely tax-free life under a paternalistic government is on its way out. "This radically changes the state's relationship with the population and taxes become an irritating issue," said Domingo Amuchastegui, a former Cuban intelligence analyst who lives in Miami and writes often about Cuba. The new code covers 19 taxes, including such things as inheritance, environment, sales, transportation and farm land, various license fees and three contributions, including social security. In Communist Cuba, the Tax Man Cometh - Business News - CNBC So while Cuba becomes more like the USA then Russia... THE USA is going BACKWARDS and becoming more LIKE CUBA!!! Viva... CHE!!!