Publish dateMonday 6 February 2023 - 14:16
Story Code : 265017
Relief organizations are exempt from paying taxes and administrative fees
Officials in the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Emirate, in response to the recent report of the US special inspector "SIGAR", say that the ministry does not collect taxes and administrative fees from relief organizations.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Ahmad Wali Haqmal, the spokesman of the Ministry of Finance of the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate, wrote in a series of tweets on Monday (February 6, 2023) that the ministry provides all administrative, financial and security facilities to the aid institutions.
Based on Haqmal's statements, "all NGOs working in the field of humanitarian aid are exempt from taxes, and they are not charged any kind of administrative expenses; but a small amount is taken under the name of work permit, which is in accordance with global principles.
He has added that in addition to not collecting taxes, administrative, financial and security facilities are provided by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, especially the Ministry of Finance.
Haqmal makes these statements while earlier, "SIGAR" said in its latest report that the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Emirate collects taxes from financial assistance institutions.
At the same time, a number of economic experts believe that in the current situation, the people of Afghanistan need help more than any other time, and the necessary facilities should be provided to the aid organizations.
Mir Shakib Mir, an expert on economic issues, told TOLO News that in the current situation, unfortunately, the people of Afghanistan are struggling with serious economic challenges, and from this point of view, it is necessary to continue the aid of the international community to the people of Afghanistan.
He has added that more efforts should be made in the provision of raw materials in a situation where the ability of the Afghan people has decreased and the winter is passing with difficulty, the presence of supporting institutions can be important and key.
Previously, the US special inspector for the reconstruction of Afghanistan said in a report that the caretaker government receives income from the aid provided by the United States, and there is no guarantee that this aid will reach the deserving people.
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