Today, Sunday, Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, discussed reforming the tax system and maximizing non-oil revenues.
A statement of the ministry, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated, "Today, Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, chaired an expanded meeting to follow up on the paragraphs of implementing the ministerial program submitted by the government program team in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, in the presence of the general managers of the Rafidain, Al-Rasheed, Agricultural, Industrial and Real Estate banks, and the two bodies." Customs, taxes and directors of the legal, accounting and budget department in the ministry.
He added, "The meeting discussed the report on the implementation of the government program prepared according to the priorities of the ministerial platform related to the second chapter of 2023, managing public money and reducing consumer spending in favor of sustainable development projects and the shift towards balancing programs and performance, in addition to adopting a vision of limiting external borrowing for investment projects."
And he stressed that "the meeting continued to study the priorities of reforming the tax and customs system, controlling border crossings, and maximizing non-oil state revenues, as well as following up on plans to reform the banking sector in a way that guarantees raising its contribution to the overall economic activity." Departments and agencies for their projects in accordance with the ministerial curriculum, identifying cases of delay in implementing programs in accordance with the vision (2023-2025), and stressing overcoming all obstacles to the completion of reform projects, and other plans consistent with the criteria for the advancement of the national economy.
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