Published: 2019-01-16 17:20
Last Updated: 2019-01-20 10:43
Jordanian National Society of Consumer Protection (NSCP) criticized the list of foodstuffs which got a reduced sales tax, announced by the government today, January 16, 2019, and denounced the government's "disregard of Jordanians' intellect".
"We have been waiting for the government to reduce the sales tax on essential food commodities which citizens need on a daily basis- rather than unnecessary goods, which most citizens do not need to eat," said Dr. Mohamed Obeidat, head of NSCP in a statement.
He stressed that the list of goods published does not represent the real number of exempted items, since most of these goods are repeated under different names, with some getting reduction in sales tax more than once.