Truck owners call for exemption of sales tax

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AMMAN — A truck owners' deputy, Nael Thiyabat, demanded the government to exempt truck owners from the sales 16 percent sales tax imposed on trucks during their scrapping and replacement. This is in response to Saudi Arabia’s decision to prohibit the entry of Jordanian trucks that have been in operation for over 20 years.اضافة اعلان

Thiyabat said that the number of trucks affected by the Saudi decision is estimated at about 2500 trucks, and their fate has become uncertain due to their inability to transport goods to Gulf markets, Jo24 reported.

Additionally, he urged for the establishment of a funding entity to enable truck owners to update their trucks with low-interest rates and convenient installments.

He clarified that there was a previous exemption for customs duties by the Council of Ministers, but the sales tax was retained at 16 percent. The current demand revolves around exempting them from this tax to enable them to update their truck fleets.

Thiyabat renewed his call to the government to open new export markets to operate the transportation fleet, noting that exports to Kuwait should be redirected through Iraq in the near future.

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