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Senate approves National Centre for Human Rights Law, amendments to Sales Tax Law

By JT - Aug 10,2022 - Last updated at Aug 10,2022

AMMAN — Headed by Senate President Faisal Fayez, the Senate on Tuesday approved the National Centre for Human Rights Law and the amended Sales Tax Law, as referred from the Lower House, in a session attended by Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh and Cabinet members, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The National Centre for Human Rights Law stipulates that those appointed as the centre’s chairman of the board of trustees or general commissioner for human rights are not affiliated with any political party.

The law aims to cement the principles of impartiality and objectivity, prevent conflicts of interest, and weaken the impact of party and intellectual affiliation on the work of the centre’s chairman and its general commissioner for human rights.

As for the amended Sales Tax Law, it expedites the process of refunding taxes to reach two months. 

The Senate recommended that the government, represented by the Ministry of Finance, conduct two comprehensive studies to analyse tax burdens and address distortions in the structure of the tax system.

The Senate also proposed preparing necessary legislation in accordance with best international practices to attract companies and organise trading virtual assets, prior to the end of 2022. 

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