MP want to expedite tax on expat remittance

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Head of Parliament’s Human Resources Committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh wanted to expedite discussions on a report related to levying the remittances of expatriates which was issued by the Parliament’s Financial Committee and added to the parliament’s agenda.

He highlighted the recent reports of the Central Bank of Kuwait as per which the remittances of expatriates had increased to almost KD 4.2 billion last year.

Al-Saleh affirmed that he will request for the relevant proposal to be discussed during the session on May 14, insisting that the charges imposed on the remittances of expatriates will help in improving the services and contribute to increasing the state revenues.

He denied the concerns raised about the negative effects of such decisions on the real-estate sector, stressing that this policy is implemented in most countries around the world.

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BK
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Bharath first place your name is wrong
It''s Bharat Are you pretending to be an Indian and Makin up story I get 130 dinar salary I try to eat entire month in 30 kd and send 100kd bck home if they started charging 5% I will have to pay 6 dinar total better I will move to another country in same job .
God bless Amir And Kuwait

FK
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I think BHARATH will pay taxes behalf of the all expacts.... since he is very much interested...

"In INDIA Employees are not getting paid as they are getting paid in other countries. Since Indians are being turned into Expats living alone their families in India (Parents, Wife, Childrens & other family members). missing affection.... its Terrible...

ALL BECAUSE OF TAX EXEMPTED MONEY AND EXACTLY PAID FOR THE WORK...!!!

Is india such a poor country to rob Family-sacrificed money also!!!...
SHAME...

Bharath
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I think we should gracefully pay the remittance tax.... My dear countrymen or expat, please note we r being taxed only for the money which we remit to india.. These are savings and every country will be forced to levy taxes due to economic considerations... For people who almost spend their money here in Kuwait will not be impacted.

We shall remember, u r earning bcoz of our stay and job provided by this country. We shall be grateful to Kuwait for helping us feed our dependents back in India. Dont get this religious logic in this issue. Every country has to survive in this competitive world and these taxes may help this country provide basic infrastructure and needs of expats.

Please look to other side of this world....the western countries.. They pay 40% of tax there for their earning in US,UK, Canada etc.... People are not cribbing and they pay happily... ha yes. they give social security...here we dont have any..... so there is a wide difference of ( 40-5) = 35% which u can anyhow save in this country if u are not in west....
I hope people realise and get used to these things coz world is not so backward...live today. dont talk of your pasts... future is different...
Well this is my take.. If i live here.. I will pay happily if Kuwait decides.. until they are giving me job and income.

custod
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Expats are brought into the country, to help in its development.
They will surely earn mony and send it back to their families.

Will Kuwaitis working abroad pay tax on their earnings ?

custod
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
When you bring in expats to your country to help in the development of the country, they will earn money to send back to their families.
Will Kuwaitis working abroad pay tax on their earnings ?

Humanity
Friday, May 10, 2019
@Ajnabi ......

This no one will check,i my self dint received from 3 months,but still MP targets expats,if we pay tax in any country we get all the rights,but here except hurting nothing we get.People have forget the meaning of Islam, they have forget how our Prophet teaches the Islam and how to behave with Workers.Very soon the world will be finished now,as the judgement day is every near, so we should think about our Akhirath.

Slave of Allahsubhanawotala
Friday, May 10, 2019
If really MP have guts let him catch the visa traders every year people pay 600kd to put visa,very soon the world will be destroyed as the time has-came for judgement day in front of Allahsubhanawotala,

Slave of Allahsubhanawotala
Friday, May 10, 2019
This all are the end of World very soon we all meet to Allahsubhanawotala,MP has forget that real life of Muslims is after the death,a person who won’t think life after death he is not Muslim nor he the follower of Our Beloved prophet he is worst then a kafeer simply Muslim doesn’t mean that they are follower of Islam they should follow the Quran and obey the Prophet words.

Aubb
Thursday, May 9, 2019

No Equal rights, no Tax on expats.
Expats are already paying salaries of all ministry employees.

Expats
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Are they real Muslims?
In Islam our prophet said give the worker his wages before his sweat dries, also give jakat to needy people... But now they want to loot expats and needy who left their family for earnings. What a shame... They can''t be real muslim for sure.

Expat
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
We are not sending their money. We are sending our hard earned money. God have mercy on us.

George
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Revenues are already generated when expats work. The salary which is paid to us, is after generating revenues. And now, on what we earn, are they going generate more revenues? Do they really need a share of what we are sending to our families? This country is already blessed with Oil. The nation is reaping which they never sowed.

Not a nice move. Hope they will not ask to contribute 1 pc of Khabuz (Arabic bread) when we buy a 6 pcs pack

Again syed
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
After few months one more study reveals how much money being paid to expat as salary. And some M.P will come with some proposal like expats should work for free.
One big question is there any study how much trillions of money Kuwaiti business men investing in U.S , Europe, China, Japan, etc..
This money not affecting Kuwait economy ?
Why not tax on these citizen remittances ? Why only tax on poor expat remittances ?
Hypocrisy...

syed
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This M.P don''t want expat to send money to his home to feed his family and parents. Please give some wisdom.
Once you paid salary, It is expats money.
You don''t have any right on it.
Whether he spends in Kuwait, or give it as charity or send home, it is up to him.
Western and European countries gives PR (permanent residents) or citizenship to NRI''s, So they don''t send money back home. They make property there only.
Here in GCC there is no such concept or PR or citizenship. Expat has make some assets back home, as one day he has to go back home.

Mr. Achayan
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Good deeds in Ramadan.. Snatching from the poor so that the rich can remain rich !

Ajnabi
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
"Ramadan Kareem"
Mr. MP Please do something for the expatriates whose salaries are held up in companies. We have not sent our money to our families for more than 4 months.

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