New taxes in the tripartite budget raise citizens' concerns
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The leaks of imposing new taxes, as a step towards maximizing the government’s treasury revenues to reduce the deficit rate, constitute a painful blow to the aspirations and hopes of citizens to improve their living standards, especially since they will not come from investment and commercial projects, but rather from the citizens’ pockets.
The imposition of new taxes in the country's tripartite budget begins with (5) percent on regular fuel, (15) percent on improved fuel, and (1) percent on sales of black oil.
And the academic expert, Muhammad Dherb, told (Al-Sabah): “Taxes are added in each budget on different items, and this is a normal thing that happens in all countries of the world.” And the size of what citizens pay, and this may affect the life of the citizen, his livelihood, and his economic life, and it also sends a not good message to the world that Iraq, despite the great capabilities and the huge money that it obtains from oil, imposes irrational taxes on its people.
Citizen Sabih Karim says: "Many taxes are imposed, and these taxes really do not know where they go and to whom they go? If these taxes are in order to increase and enhance funds for the national treasury in order to provide services to citizens, then the citizen may deliberately accept this increase."
What arouses the anger of the street is the collection of a tax of twenty-five thousand dinars for a single traveler outside the country, and with a simple equation, a family consisting of six people pay one hundred and fifty thousand dinars, which is an amount that burdens the burden of travelers, especially students and patients, for treatment.
As for the citizen, Razzaq Abdul Hassan, he objects to imposing a tax on filling fuel for personal cars and taxis. He says: "Our gasoline is bad, whether it is improved or regular, and it causes severe damage to our car engines. Those who imported or manufactured it should be held accountable and compensate us for the damages." And he adds, wondering, "when the price rises The citizen is the one who is affected, because the taxi driver will add the price difference to the exhausted citizen with low income, so how can this happen in a rich oil country like Iraq?
Abdul Hassan points out in the same questioning tone, "Roads and bridges taxes have already been imposed, so have the roads been repaired and have the bridges been maintained?"
Despite the citizen being burdened with the burden of crowding while commuting to his work and his reviews, today new burdens are added to his shoulders without resolving the old burdens.
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