The President of JFZIA dispels car tax rumors


Published: 2018-03-22 18:27

Last Updated: 2018-03-22 18:51

The sales tax on hybrid cars increased from 12.5 percent to 55 percent.
The sales tax on hybrid cars increased from 12.5 percent to 55 percent.
Roya News Source

The President of the Jordan Free Zone Investors Association (JFZIA), Nabil Rumman, denied rumors circulating in Jordanian media outlets about the government withdrawing the car weight tax or reducing the sales tax on Hybrid cars.

The president told Roya on Thursday that despite discussions between JFZIA and the government, the latter had not yet announced any changes to the imposed taxes.

Rumman continued to say that when the government reaches a decision, the association, as a relevant institution, would be the first to know, adding that an official decision has not yet been made.

Eleven days ago, a group of MPs directed a memo to the government requesting the lifting of the weight tax and the reversal of the increased sales tax on Hybrid cars from 12.5 percent to 55 percent.

In the memo, initiated by MP Khalil Attieh, and signed by 33 MPs, the increased sales tax and the weight tax were slammed as ineffective and even resulting in an effect contrary to intended improvement of the national economy.

The MPs also expressed their concerns regarding the negative impact the taxes have had on the profits registered since the beginning of the year, the unemployment resulting from car dealerships closing and the overall stagnation of the car market in Jordan.