The government has stopped working the sales tax until the "administration of justice" in all the country's ports

Author: HH, SKM
Editor: HH, NS

2015/10/15 16:29

Long-Presse / Basra
Basra Governorate Council, announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended the law of sales tax at border crossing points for the Southern District until the administration of justice in all the country's ports, as pointed out that the sales tax contributed to lower fiscal revenues border ports rate, Customs Zone Directorate confirmed South accounted for only 5% fee reconstruction of Iraq.

The head of the provincial council in Basra morning Albzona during a press conference with members of the headquarters of the Council, and attended by the (long-Presse), "The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi decided to postpone the work by applying sales and procedures for health screening at border crossing points Tax Act while the application of a tax system in all outlets the country and the same mechanism and the law, "stressing the need to" create laboratories in the same province to check the food. "

Albzona He added, "The recent actions of taxes and health screening contributed to lower fiscal revenues at border crossing points for the Southern District," noting that "a lot of traders have migrated to Kurdistan outlets so they do not apply instructions and procedures to facilitate the goods contained."

He Albzona, that "the southern region outlets decreased revenues of 10 billion dinars to two billion dinars during the recent period."

For his part, Customs southern region director Ahmed Nouri said in an interview with the (long-Presse), "The sales of the car tax 15% were stopped by the decision of Prime Minister and Finance Minister's approval has been guiding us for the Southern District not met, and calculating the ratio of only 5% in fees ages Iraq only until they find a suitable ground for the application and the observance of the national economy with the development of the Iraqi citizen. "

He was an economic advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed on Thursday (October 15, 2015), 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 lack of its ability to external borrowing and the face of increasing calls to cancel 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.

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.