Tax, and Citizens Have Different Ideas About It.
On January 10, 2021, the Kurdistan Regional Council of Ministers, signed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani ,
made the decision to rearrange of tax and tax reinstatement aimed at observing justice and taking into account
1-Recommending of the Ministries (Transport and Communication) and (Finance and Economy – General Directorate
of Budgets and Government Housing) by:
A. Determining the principles of adherence to Internet companies in the Kurdistan Region by paying sales
taxes of 20% similar to other companies in other parts of Iraq have been obliged to pay that tax.
B. Determining the principles of adherence to Participants in the field of telecommunications companies such as ( Korek- Asiacell , Zin in the Kurdistan Region by paying sales taxes in return for submitting the services
in Kurdistan Region.
2- Recommending the Legal Committee of the Council of Ministers to do the necessary work to prepare the amendment to the direct cutting of income tax on the private sector’s staff.
3- Recommending each of the Ministries (Finance and Economy – General Directorate of Taxes and Government House) and (Interior) and (Natural Resources) to determine the principles of receiving and adhering to
Security Companies in the field of Oil and Gas by paying the right tax.
4- Recommending each of the Ministries (Interior) and (Financial and Economy-General Directorate of Taxes and Government) by determining the appropriate principles and commissions for receiving car taxes for taking into account the user side and the public interest.
5- Recommending each of the Ministries (Finance and Economy- General Directorate of Taxes and Government House) and (Business and Industry) with the Board of Investment to evaluate the projects in the Kurdistan
Region that have permission to work and invest in Kurdistan region. According to the law and instructions,
they also include customs and tax forgiveness and at the same time benefit from local product protection
agencies and to determine a suitable mechanism considering the region’s financial situation to take part in the financial obligations to the Government.
6- The recommending of each of Ministries (Financial and Economy -General Directorate of accounting) in
cooperation with the relevant parties to review the receipt of fees will be taken by the teams & groups until