Taxes are met ... upside down and traders exercise (witchcraft) to evade them

October 18, 2015 20:29

Author: alzawraapaper

Baghdad / follow-up Zora:
Taxation at border crossing points, increased the entry of goods complex, Vtaalt voices of those affected, traders and residents alike, first category complaining paralysis interests, and the second to bear the high price markets, being consumed.

It seems that taxes in Iraq upturned course, not like other countries, according to experts, making some traders practicing "sorcery" to evade them, underscoring Congress, that taxes are met was turned off, but they have done in order to finance a fierce war waged by the country, and pay the salaries of state employees.

Says a member of the economic committee in House of Representatives Najiba Najib said that "the government is obliged at present to meet the tax of imported goods to finance the war against Daash, as well as employees' salaries," pointing out that "these laws exist and window." adds Najib, that "these taxes were not new as they were parked and faced some obstacles and lack of seriousness, "indicating that" the government has formed committees to review them actually have been activated at the present time.

"As a member of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives Hossam punitive, he says that" taxes imposed are legal and some have admitted them previously and some which was passed in 2015, "stressing" the importance of these taxes in reducing the import and activating the Iraqi product.

"It demands punitive Iraqi government to" put customs points in the regions to meet with Kurdistan region to ensure the inclusion of all traders of these taxes, "asserting that" the failure to extend goods that come through the region would get an imbalance and disparity in prices, "economic expert on behalf of Jamil Antoine describe what he is doing some traders from the demonstrations and the refusal of the tax as" a kind of sorcery that they practice to pressure the government to abandon the tax, "noting that" a lot of countries of the world have the duties and taxes imposed on imported goods.

"Antoine explains that" the imposition of such taxes and customs duties is important for the state and the economy of Iraq to protect domestic production of industry and agriculture, "he said, adding that" previous misguided policies led to the market to be exposed, and did not create a market industrial, agricultural, which led to the aggravation of the situation after the decline in global oil prices, and so any application fast with the laws of the corresponding rejected by the community.

"Confirms Antoine, that" taxes should not be levied at border ports like customs duties, but after that, but the lack of a fixed place of traders and lack of transparency as well as non-possession of most traders Translated import license, making the safest way to get this tax is through the border crossing points.

"For his part, the merchant Mohammed Jawad al-Hassani, the tax burdened the burden on traders, where he says that" the imposition of taxes in advance on goods imported by, in addition to tariffs created a new burden on the merchant, "noting that" this tax will raise the price of goods in the market.

"Refers Hassani to, that" these taxes may not be met in advance as imposed later on sales, "stressing "These taxes at the border are met will delay entry of the goods delayed originally, and thus will pay the merchant for the outlets of the Kurdistan region, which charge fees do not exceed three per cent of the price of the goods, as well as facilitating their entry."

The show Hassani was surprised by the imposition of these taxes at this time, and did not rule out the existence of a "conspiracy hatched in the Ministry of Finance started deliberately impose these taxes to transform trade through the northern ports."

Dozens of traders demonstrated on 13 October 2015 in front of the port of Umm Qasr to demand a halt application of sales resulting from their goods tax law.

The Cabinet decided, In June 2015 the tariff are met in all border crossing points, as well as taxes as of last August.
The Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said said in (20 December, the current), said that the ministry is working to reduce the budget deficit by increasing taxes and imposing customs duties on goods that enter the country, while the number of House of Representatives of the government called for the need to impose taxes and raise electricity, water and other services provided by the government to the citizen and the prices gradually.