Income Tax Must Be Abolished in Light of Sales Tax Legislation: Former Minister

AMMAN —AlGhad— Former minister of agriculture, under Dr Abdullah Nsoor’s second government, Akef Zoubi, said on Facebook that the Income Tax law should have been abolished for employees of the public and private sectors as soon as the new sales tax legislation was ratified.

More so, Zoubi said that the Treasury’s annual revenues from sales taxation exceeds JOD3 billion.

Notably, this almost double the Treasury’s annual income from direct and indirect taxation on both individuals and companies, put together.

In a status he posted today, Sunday, the former minister said that the abolition of the income tax could help preserve in middle class, in accordance to Article 111 of the Constitution.

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