90% of Jordanians see the Income Tax Law “unfair”

Jordan

Published: 2018-08-17 14:33

Last Updated: 2018-08-18 15:27


89% of the respondents considered the taxes levied on many productive sectors are unfair
89% of the respondents considered the taxes levied on many productive sectors are unfair
Roya News Source

Prime Ministry announced on Thursday that around 33,000 Jordanians participated in the online survey launched by the government through the Prime Ministry’s official website and social media platforms, to receive citizens feedback regarding the new Income Tax Law draft.

The survey with multiple questions tackled on several issues including tax burden, tax evasion, exemptions granted to developmental zones along with other topics related to the national economy.

Results of the survey came as the following:

  • 89% of the respondents considered the taxes levied on many productive sectors are unfair.
  • 85% of the respondents agreed with the fact that some sectors use the leveraging tax exemption to avoid tax payment.
  • 92% of the respondents thought that the sales tax system was unfair.
  • 90% of the respondents thought that the tax burden on citizens is incompatible with middle and low-income community segments’ income.
  • 85% of the respondents considered the current penalties imposed on tax evaders are inefficient.
  • 74% of the respondents supported the principle of progressive tax percentage.
  • 67% of the respondents thought the government's expenses control strategy is infeasible.
  • 93% of the respondents agreed with supporting agricultural sector to increase its contribution to the national economy.
  • 65% of the respondents disagreed with the impact of the decline in foreign aid and its effect on basic services such as health, education and infrastructure.

Prime Ministry announced that it will conduct another online survey on other topics related to the amended Income Tax Law.