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Dozens of car owners shows in Baghdad, on Sunday, in protest against the decision of the General Authority for taxes on bind Automobile Importers pay taxes retroactively, and as pointed out that the decision has caused the closure of a number of places selling cars and inflicted “significant financial losses”, called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to intervene to modify the resolution.
Said one car dealers, Mohamed el-Sayed, in an interview with (long-Presse), said that “dozens of owners shows sell cars, they went out, today’s demonstration started from the shows renaissance towards the GCT headquarters near the Khilani Square, the center of the capital, Baghdad, to protest against the tax decision sales released by the Commission, on imported vehicles, retroactive to the month of August of last year. “
Added Mr., said that “the decision unjust in all its aspects as a text to work retroactively, which unless it is warning us do advance by government agencies so that we can take measures and be prepared to deal with this matter,” calling on the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi General Authority for taxes, to “reverse for a formula that decision of what is caused by the large financial losses for the owners of car showrooms that could lead to bankruptcy. “
For his part, Ahmed and Dai, one of the participants in the demonstration, said in an interview with (long-Presse), said that “the consequences of that decision would be disastrous to the cause by the tribal problems with customers who have been selling cars to them by the gallery owners before the issuance of the decision,” noting “the majority of cars that are sold as is known not to exceed profit of $ 200, while the decision provides for the payment of taxes of up to $ 3,000.”
The General Traffic Directorate, confirmed in the (14 March 2016), that the decision to impose duties on registration of imported vehicles for the first time in the traffic circles, will contribute to “ease the burden on the citizen”, as indicated exception decision imported cars to people with special needs and processes military, noted that the decision would apply to vehicles that entered before its release that are not determine how the vehicle for them.
The Iraqi Council of Ministers, approved in the (8 of the current March 2016), the draft of the imposition of duties on registration of imported vehicles for the first time in the traffic circles decision yet determine how the vehicle registered previously, while the resolution included a flat fee met restricts the public treasury’s account.