Kuwait Draft law submitted to impose 5% tax on expats for remittances iiq8 news Kuwait
Number of MPs have submitted a draft law calling to impose a five-percent tax on remittances by expatriates to their home countries. The financial and economic affairs committee went ahead and approved the bill and sent it for the Assembly for approval.
Earlier legal and legislative committee and the government had rejected the bill on basis of the economy will be hurt, but the Financial and economic affairs committee said that it is within the constitution and there was no violation.
Meanwhile, MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei called for the need to impose taxes on financial
remittances by expatriates living in the country, saying the number of expats has swelled to be equal to three times the number of Kuwaitis. He said expats remit billions of dinars annually without any benefit to the country, adding that the huge demographic imbalance in the country must be resolved.