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Aweil gov’t to tax employees within the state

Author : | Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Aweil state government has given 10 days ultimatum to NGOs, and all other employment institutions to submit the names of local employees so that they are taxed by the state.

The Minister of Finance, Majok Wek Kuol says the ministry wants to verify and determine the number of locals who are working in those institutions.

“We gave them 10 working days, we had a meeting last week, I think the 10 days will be lasting next week,” Kuol said.

He says the state wants to collect personal income tax, so as to improve the state revenues.

Mr. Kuol says the law will apply to any local employees earning more than 300 pounds monthly.

“Next week we will be starting with the UN agencies and business groups operating within Aweil state territory,” said Kuol.

The business groups include; clinics, shops, pharmacies, forex bureau and others.

Mr. Kuol says according to the state act, local employees will be taxed 10 percent of their salaries.

He also says Aweil state revenue authority is currently working on developing receipt forms and identification cards for tax collectors.

“The tax collectors are preparing the papers and identity cards, for whoever will be going to the entities and offices. The tax must collectors produce the ID identification before he or she gives that form to the manager for filling in,” he said.

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