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Jordan, July 30, 2020
Government will not impose new taxes on citizens, announces Adaileh

Amman, July 29 (Petra) - Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaleh, said the government will 'not impose new taxes on citizens,' as its efforts are currently focused on combating tax evasion and reducing spending waste.
Speaking over phone to the local Voice of Karak Radio on Wednesday, the minister said the 2018 amended Income Tax Law has contributed to curbing tax evasion and facilitating the tax payment procedures.

Highlighting the government's efforts to combat tax evasion and customs smuggling, he said it has carried out 643 inspection tours over the first half of 2020.

The minister said the money, collected from the tax anti-evasion measures, will be transferred to the Treasury and allocated to the necessary public expenditures, including the bread subsidy scheduled to be disbursed after the Eid al-Adha holiday.
On the government's efforts in fighting corruption, he said the government has addressed the phenomenon 'seriously and firmly.'

Since the beginning of 2020 to last June, the government has transferred 8 corruption-related cases to the Jordan Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) and 6 to the judiciary, according to the minister.

The government also has amended the anti-graft law and dealt with the Audit Bureau's reports in a 'completely different manner,' thus oversight has become a gradual process, he pointed out.

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