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‘Income tax law amendments aim to limit tax evasion, expand taxpayers base’

By JT - May 19,2018 - Last updated at May 19,2018

AMMAN — Income and Sales Tax Department Director General Hussam Abu Ali on Saturday said that the aim of amending the Income Tax Law is to limit tax evasion, expand the base of taxpayers and improve the tax administration.

Abu Ali said that expanding the tax base aims at increasing the percentage of taxpayers from its current level of 4.5 per cent to 10 per cent, stressing that 90 per cent of citizens will continue to be exempted from paying the income tax, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

As for the financial investigation department, the director said that it aims at unifying efforts related to addressing tax evasion, whether in income, sales, lands or customs tax, where the department will be independent and associated with the minister. 

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