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Once again the government has outdone itself by imposing more taxes
Once again the government has outdone itself by imposing more taxes
Hussein: the housing tax imposed by Boutros exhausts Egyptian citizens
Saad Hussein, member of the MP Parliamentary bloc, commented on the TV interview with Dr. Boutros Ghali, Minister of Finance, where he stated that President Mubarak and his family are the first citizens to pay the housing tax and all Ministers will have to pay it, including Boutros Ghali himself.
Friday, December 18,2009 09:09
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Saad Hussein, member of the MP Parliamentary bloc, commented on the TV interview with Dr. Boutros Ghali, Minister of Finance, where he stated that President Mubarak and his family are the first citizens to pay the housing tax and all Ministers will have to pay it, including Boutros Ghali himself.

Hussein pointed out that these claims are unreal and are only aimed at intimidating citizens, most of whom live under the poverty line.

Boutros stressed that the housing tax would not be imposed on 95.5% of Egyptian families and only 4.5% of the families will in fact have to pay the tax. He asserted that the revenue of the housing tax world-wide goes to the local budgets claiming that this law would eventually be applied in Egypt and 25% of it will in fact go to the municipalities.

 In the interview the Minister, called on citizens to pay the tax before 31 December 2009 to avoid paying a fine that ranges between 200-2000 Egyptian pounds.

MP Hussein denounced the idea that 25% of the tax revenue would go to municipalities, pointing out that this is a new levy by the government to cover its budget deficit.

tags: MP Parliamentary Bloc / Boutros Ghali / Minister Of Finance / President Mubarak / Budget Deficit
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