Country in Gulf may tax expats “for the air they breathe”

Country in Gulf may tax expats for the air they breathe

MP Safa Al-Hashem, a Kuwaiti MP, said that expat workers in her country must be charged “for the air they breathe”.

The Kuwaiti government right now is studying new taxation law.

AL-Hashem recently submitted several proposals including a $3,300 fee for foreign workers to obtain driving licenses and a 10-year limit on their stay in the country.

She also said that workers should be charged for medical services and infrastructure.

She refused the idea of applying taxation on Kuwaitis.

Recently she asked: why are expats in Kuwait in the first place?

 

 

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