Adviser to the Prime Minister: we are preparing to launch a genuine reform package
2015/11/24



Prime Minister's Office revealed Haider al-Abadi, on Monday, the existence of other "real" package of reforms, calling on Iraqis to put their differences "small" aside and benefit from international support.


While the President of the Parliamentary Finance Committee said that tax evasion and fraud on earnings and the lack of responsibility towards the nation of the most important challenges facing the tax sector in Iraq.

This came during a workshop on the reform of the tax system in Iraq, held in the Council of Ministers, and attended (range Press).
Said Nofal Abu Barns, Associate Director of the Office of the Prime Minister, in a speech during the workshop, said that "the reforms begun and will not end and we are on the cusp of another real pack of them," adding that "part of the reforms linked to the social infrastructure of political, financial or economic system ".
And saw Abu Barns "Such reforms can not be carried out by one government or party or person, but continue for successive Governments," and urged "the necessity of a real participation of the components of society, whether political, religious or social, as well as activists, businessmen and legislative bodies and the Executive to put the details of the reforms. " The official close to the Prime Minister that "there Amehdoda support for the success of the reforms of the East and West," calling on "all Iraqis to develop a small aside their differences and take advantage of international support".

For his part said Faleh sarees, Chairman of the Finance Committee parliamentary in his speech during the workshop, said that " tax evasion and fraud on earnings and the lack of responsibility towards the nation, of the most important challenges facing the tax sector in Iraq, "noting that" the Finance Committee is working on a reform of the tax system through the amendment of some laws. " Sarees and said that "in the current 2015 fiscal witnessed find new vessels," and expressed hope that "specialists contribute new proposals to find other tax vessels."

He called on the President of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, to the need to "improve tax collection and raise awareness of the importance of that so that every citizen expensive" In turn Kazim Ali, head of the Tax Authority, said during the workshop, "The Tax Authority laws still are old and need to change because some of them do not meet the requirements the current economic situation ", calling for" the tax administration reform. "He explained that" tax revenue accounting for 1.5 percent of gross domestic product, "pointing out that there is" a lot of tax breaks such as those involving the agricultural sector "is noteworthy that since the first piece of legislation Law taxed in Iraq in 1927, and until the completion of Law No. (113) in 1982, there has been no development or change in the tax legislation, as a result of preoccupation with the former regime of war more than economic orientation, and after the change in 2003, the CPA issued Order No. (49) that the tax cut that was between 40 to 60 percent in the case of companies, to between 3-15 percent, but it seems that it "did not achieve justice," social tax system, as it did not add only one percent of the value of GDP

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