Kuwait: Parliament favors tax on expatriate remittances

Cairo: A proposal to levy a tax on expatriate remittances in Kuwait has resurfaced after a failed try within the nation’s earlier parliament.

The Legislative Committee of the present Kuwaiti legislature, elected in December, demanded {that a} switch tax be restricted to that of migrant staff and that transfers involving Kuwaiti residents be exempted, Al Qabas newspaper reported.

The same suggestion was vehemently rejected by the federal government within the earlier legislature on constitutional and financial grounds.

In a report offered to this meeting, the Legislative Committee welcomed a proposal to impose a cost on out-of-country transfers, however mentioned the envisaged tax shouldn’t be the identical for all transfers. and may make a distinction primarily based on the quantities transferred. silver.

On this regard, the panel prompt that small transfers made by overseas home staff be exempt from the proposed tax.

Migrant staff yearly switch round 4.2 billion dinars from Kuwait, in accordance with the nation’s Central Financial institution. Overseas staff characterize 3.3 million of Kuwait’s complete inhabitants of 4.6 million.


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