Abadi adviser underlines the lack of possibility of canceling auto sales tax except by law ... and the threat of a parliamentary position

Author: HH, MJ
Editor: BK, HH

2015/10/15 10:15

Long-Presse / Baghdad
Stressed economic advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, can not be the abolition of sales tax on cars, but a new law, and pointed out that the government is "confused" about how to overcome the financial crisis facing as a result of their inability to external borrowing and the face of claims increasing the abolition of some of its decisions, which aims to maximize its financial resources, with the parliamentary finance committee pledged to take the position of the tax after discussion with the Finance Ministry in the matters relating to the budget of 2016 the next.

He said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "the imposition of sales tax on cars by 15 percent, legal action aims to expand the country's imports, and can not be terminated only by a new law," stressing "review of the decision will be part of the discussion of the next 2016 budget In the light of practical experience. "

Saleh added that "the government is torn on how to overcome the suffocating financial crisis it faces," noting that "the government can not borrow from abroad because of the significant benefits size, and the opposition of many local forces for that, it is also facing growing calls to abolish some of the decisions that It aims to maximize its financial resources. "

For his part, he said a member of the parliamentary finance committee, Masood Haider, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The Ministry of Finance is concerned with the imposition of sales on the car tax," adding that "the Committee spoke with the Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, and officials of the ministry on the tax , and they confirmed that they are working on the study of the subject. "

He explained Haider, that "the Commission has not taken any action yet on the sales tax, being the operational procedures of the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance," asserting that "the Commission intends to discuss the tax with the Ministry of Finance, when you received them the next 2016 budget, which will have a stand then."

Dozens of automotive suppliers in the province of Basra (590 km south of Baghdad), in (the 12th of October the current 2015), to demand the abolition of the sales tax, while Benoit that the tax would paralyze ports and land ports, the House of Representatives confirmed the receipt of the demands of the demonstrators and forwarded to the financial and economic the Parliamentary Committees to address the problem.

The Integrity Commission, the Council of Basra revealed, in (the thirtieth of September 2015), on the detention of more than 15 thousand cars in the onshore and offshore conservative outlets, for non-payment of sales resulting from the tax, thus exposing it to damage or theft in the arena of booking, warning of the possibility of recourse other methods outside legal controls or extort traders and transporters.