The Government suspended the sales tax until "justice" in all the country's ports

2015/10/17 (00:23 pm) - hits: 334 - number (347)

Basra Governorate Council, announced that Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abbadi suspended sales tax law in the border of the southern region pending the application of Justice in all the country's ports, while noting that the sales tax has contributed to a low rate of fiscal revenue to border crossings, Customs Directorate confirmed the southern region accounted for only 5 percent as Iraq reconstruction.

The head of the Basra Governorate Council Franck morning during a press conference with members of the Council headquarters, attended by (range), "Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abbadi decided to defer action on the application of sales tax law and health checks at border crossings until the application of the tax system in all the country's ports with the same mechanism and law", stressing the need "to create the same conservation laboratories for checking food."
Franck said that "the recent actions of tax and health examination contributed to the decline in fiscal revenue in the region's southern border", stating that "many traders migrated to Kurdistan being ports do not apply so help and facilitate procedures for goods received".

He said Franck "outlets in the southern region decreased revenues of 10 billion to 2 billion dinars during the period. For his part, the Director of southern region customs, Ahmed Nouri (term), "sales tax implications of vehicles 15% off through the Prime Minister and approval of the Minister of finance and is guiding us to the southern region not to meet and just 5% calculated as a charge Iraq reconstruction only until finding land suitable for its application and the observance of national economy with the development of the Iraqi citizen."

He was economic advisor to Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abbadi, Iraqi Thursday, not the possibility of abolishing the sales tax on cars only with a new Act, the Government had become "confused" on how to overcome the financial crisis, as a result of its inability to external borrowing and increasing claims to cancel some of its decisions aimed at maximizing financial resources, with the parliamentary Finance Committee taken position n tax after discussion with the Ministry of Finance within a budget-related matters in 2016.
Member of the parliamentary Finance Committee, Massoud Haider, in an interview with the (extent), on Thursday that "the Ministry of finance is concerned with the imposition of sales tax on cars," adding that "the Commission talked with Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, and Ministry officials on such a tax, and they are working on the study of the topic".

Haider said "the Commission has not taken any action on the sales tax, being the operational procedures is the responsibility of the Ministry of finance, the Commission intends to discuss with the Ministry of finance, tax when received by balancing 2016 next, where he will have the position". Several dozens of automotive suppliers in Basra governorate, (590 km south of Baghdad), (12 October 2015), to demand the repeal of sales tax, while Benoit that paralyzed ports and tax land, assured the House recognizes the demands of protesters and forwarded to the financial and economic parliamentary committees to tackle the problem.
The Commission on integrity in the Basra Council revealed, in (September 30, 2015), the detention of more than 15,000 car in conservation land and sea ports, for failure to pay sales tax, what risk of damage or theft in custody, warning of the possibility of resorting to the methods outside the legal controls or extorting merchants and transporters.