Nassif confirms: Al-Kazemi rejected the Finance Minister’s decision to withhold salaries due to pressure

Nassif confirms: Al-Kazemi rejected the Finance Minister’s decision to withhold salaries due to pressure

Sunday 18 April, 2021 | 01:57 PM

Nassif confirms - Al-Kazemi rejected the Finance Ministers decision to withhold salaries due to pressureA member of the House of Representatives, Alia Nassif, confirmed, on Sunday, that the Prime Minister’s retreat from approving Finance Minister Muhammad Allawi’s book on the tax deduction for employees ’salaries came as a result of media and specialist pressure .

Nassif said, “Finance Minister Muhammad Allawi’s decision to impose tax deduction is the result of a failure to understand the budget in addition to relying on advisors outside of specialization .”

He added that “the advisers of the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister got stuck on Monday regarding the statement of Article 20 of the Budget Law, which imposes goods and a tax deduction on goods, and they promised that it includes the salaries of employees .”

Nassif explained, “The media pressure and the specialists had a great role in clarifying and interpreting Articles 20 and 23 of the Budget Law, so the decision was rejected by Al-Kazemi.”

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