Iraq Cabinet Press Release 11-23-15


The study of the tax system reform in Iraq

11/23/2015 15:14

Workshop deliberative held on reforming the tax system in Iraq in the hospitality Palace in Baghdad, headed by Prime Minister for Economic Affairs D.mzar Mohammed Saleh adviser.
During which he discussed the mechanisms necessary to reform the tax system to improve and diversify the resources of the state,
said Associate Director of the Office of Prime Minister Dr. Nofal Abu Barns desire of the government to diversify the economy, which requires a re-look at the legal frameworks and the restoration of people's relationship with the state, stressing that the government reforms will continue for long periods to Iraq up economic system varied, and not rely on oil is the president.
He added that Iraq is seeking to expand the tax base and the revival of the principle of citizenship lost because of the circumstances he faced, noting that many countries of the world has shown great support for the success of reforms in Iraq.
For his part, Undersecretary of the US Department of the Treasury Larry McDonald Iraq's need to reduce its dependence on oil, and the promotion of the private sector, and reduce dependence on external support. He added that the current challenges are no less than it was after the change, and that the activation of taxes in Iraq will be established to address strategic challenges, and the face of the financial crisis.
Discussed the present tax reform successful models in some countries, and vision collective best associated with the development of the tax system in Iraq options.
The workshop was attended to by the Associate Director of the Office of the Prime Minister and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs by the Director General of the General Tax Authority, and Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Committee on Economy and Investment in the House of Representatives, and a gathering of government officials, in addition to the Undersecretary of the US Treasury Department and representatives from the World Bank and foreign experts.