[ltr]2023.05.02 - 10:50[/ltr]
Baghdad - Nas
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, said in a statement to the official newspaper, which he followed, “Nass” (May 2, 2023), that “taxes are added in each budget for different items, and this is a normal thing that happens in all countries of the world.” The money is collected and the services provided are not commensurate with the size of what the citizens pay, and this may affect the life of the citizen, his livelihood and his economic life. Section".
Citizens told the same newspaper that they do not know where and to whom these taxes go. And if these taxes are in order to increase and strengthen the 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.
Other citizens objected to the imposition of a tax on filling fuel for personal cars and taxis, saying: "Our gasoline is bad, whether it is improved or regular, and it causes severe damage to the engines of our cars. Those who imported or manufactured it should be held accountable and compensate us for the damages." He adds, wondering, "When the price rises, the citizen is Who is affected, because the taxi driver or taxi driver will add the price difference to the exhausted citizen with low income, so how does this happen in a rich oil country like Iraq?
Others asked, "Road and bridge taxes have already been imposed. Have the roads been repaired and have the bridges been maintained?"
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