[size=36]Al-Haddad: Tax deductions violate the 2021 budget, and there is no request for a ministerial reshuffle[/size]
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, Thursday, the parliament's presidency considered the tax deductions in violation of the Federal Budget Law for 2021, denying that the parliament has so far received any request from the government to make a cabinet reshuffle.
A member of the Presidency Council, Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad, said, according to a statement reported by his media office, and Mawazine News received a copy of it, that "the House of Representatives voted to cancel the tax deductions section from employees, because they will be greatly affected, once by tax deduction, and another as a result of changing the dollar exchange rate, Or due to price hikes in the market.
Al-Haddad added, "The Ministry of Finance applies paragraph C of Article 34 in violation of the intent of the legislator," noting that "the proposal of the Minister of Finance to the Council of Ministers recommends the implementation of income tax for employees, canceling Cabinet Resolution No. 156 on 6/7/2016 and returning to direct tax deductions. From the salaries of employees in accordance with Financial Instructions No. 1 of 2007.
The Vice-President of the Council promised that, “a clear legal violation of the articles and provisions of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2021, which the House of Representatives voted on on 3/31/2021, and the Council will have a position regarding the application of these deductions.”
And regarding the news of ministerial reshuffles, Al-Haddad said that “the council has not yet received any request to make a cabinet reshuffle for the current government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi,” noting that “this matter concerns the government itself, whenever it finds it necessary and a solution to some of its problems, then the council will have a word.” Deciding by a vote of confidence or not.
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The Vice-President of the Council stressed, "The delegation of the region has repeatedly stressed the readiness of the regional government to fulfill all its obligations imposed by the budget law, and to provide all the data requested by the Federal Ministries of Finance and Oil, and full coordination between the federal and regional financial audit bureaus," noting that "the meetings are continuing and all files The relationship between the two parties is on the table for dialogue, and there is a complete readiness on both sides to proceed with resolving all outstanding issues in accordance with the constitution and applicable laws.
He stressed that "the region has expressed its willingness from the beginning to fulfill all its obligations, provided that they are constitutional," noting that "the last agreement between the two parties was entered into a legal framework within the budget law, as the agreement provides for handing over to the region the establishment of no less than 250 1,000 barrels of oil per day to the company (SOMO), but the mechanism for delivering these values is the subject of the current dialogue between the two parties."
And on the issue of appointing new ambassadors to Iraq, Al-Haddad explained that "the file is still there and has not been completed yet, despite the need of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a number of them to fill vacancies, whether inside it or in diplomatic missions outside the country," specifying their number to "70 ambassadors, who are chosen from within the country." The ministry and outside of it are competent and qualified staff, with the availability of competency and the necessary conditions of language, professionalism and experience.
And he announced, "The interview of the candidates by the relevant committees has ended, and this file is expected to end soon for Parliament to vote on them in preparation for them to carry out their duties." Ended 29/A43