Jordan’s influencers make ‘millions’ in income, says tax department head

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AMMAN — Social media celebrities and influencers make millions of dinars in income, said Income and Sales Tax Department Director-General Husam Abu Ali. اضافة اعلان

Many influencers, he added, have had an "excellent response" regarding their obligation to pay taxes, Khaberni reported.

In August of 2022, the department allocated a team of its employees to ensure that social media influencers who make money from their activities online — income that is taxable — submit tax returns and pay the due taxes.

At the time, reactions from social media personalities, interviewed by Jordan News, regarding the decision, varied.

Some welcomed the decision, citing that the outcome will benefit the national interest, others criticized it, saying that the government does not provide influencers any support, and therefore making money from them is “illogical”.

According to Abu Ali, "many social media personalities have paid their dues".

He added that the social media influencer file was not referred to the tax evasion department.

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