Extension of tax exemption in Eshtehard industrial town
The Article 76 Committee accepted the proposal to extend the tax exemption in Eshtehard Industrial Park. At the 43rd meeting of the Article 76 Committee, three proposals of the Secretariat regarding the Eshtehard Industrial Park were approved. Reviewing and preparing the committee’s proposals provided a report on the activities of the committee’s expert working group over the past month. He stated that since the beginning of the year, 10 main meetings of the committee have been held and all its agendas are reviewed in several expert meetings before being presented in the main court of the meeting.
He added: “Currently, amendments to the rules and regulations related to foreign investment are being considered in the secretariat of the committee in order to increase the absorption of investments.” In general, tax and social security issues account for the bulk of the issues discussed at committee meetings. On the other hand, the method of repaying the installments of bank facilities by economic activists is still disputed, and the Secretariat of the Article 76 Committee is looking for better and more practical solutions.
Then Hossein Salahvarzi, Deputy Secretary of Article 76 Committee in the pre-order section, regarding the follow-up report of the 39th session of the Committee regarding Article 19 of the Executive Regulations of Veterinary Health Supervision, said: The Veterinary Organization, the Veterinary Organization, and related employers’ organizations were convened to consider the matter at the discretion of the Committee. The meeting was held by the secretariat of the committee, but as mentioned in the news of the meeting, no agreement was reached between the two parties. Therefore, the continuation of the issue requires the announcement of the opinion of the committee members. After review by the committee members and announcement of the opinion of some economic activists in this field, it was decided that the Secretariat of the Article 76 Committee take the necessary measures to reconsider this issue.
Examining the protests against the non-benefit of production units located in Eshtehard industrial town from the tax exemptions provided in Article 132 of the Law on Direct Taxes approved in 1394 solar was another issue that was done in this meeting.
At the request of the owners of enterprises in this industrial town and the regulatory proposals of the Secretariat, not to extend the area in paragraph A of Article 2 of the bylaw of Article 132 to neighboring provinces, change the air distance in paragraph A of Article 1 of the bylaw of Article 132 to Ground clearance and finally the extension of the tax exemption for the units present in Eshtehard Industrial Park, it was decided that the proposals would go through their legal path as the final approval of the committee.
In another part of the meeting, the miners’ criticisms about the increase in tariffs subject to Note 2 and 3 of Article 6 of the Mining Law and its impact on reducing mineral exploration were examined. Mining activists believe that if tariffs are to be paid, government services must be provided to the private sector, as is common in the world. The preparation of preliminary information and geological maps is the task of the government agency, which unfortunately has stopped its activities due to lack of budget and has had a negative impact on the exploration process.
The representative of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade described the amount of tariffs related to 1390 as non-deterrent and considered it as the reason for the increase in tariffs. According to him, the tariff should be able to prevent violations and intermediary activities in this sector. According to this official, in the past, people were registering areas and after a few years, they left the land without any activity, to finally hand it over at a high cost. If no action is taken during this period, the registration license will be revoked.
The representative of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade reminded that the tariff was considered to have the possibility of installment.
Finally, Majid Ansari, the Vice President for Legal Affairs, who chaired the meeting, described the Committee Secretariat’s proposal to eliminate or reduce tariffs subject to Note 2 and 3 of Article 6 of the Mining Law or to pay it after the start of exploitation as a return to the past. The logical solution is to relieve pressure on private sector actors by splitting or halving payments in addition to preventing unfair financial flows.
He stressed: Tariffs should be divided at the request of the applicant and should not depend on the opinion of any committee or working group. Otherwise, we will see tasteful behaviors. In fact, the government considers tariffs as a tool to regulate affairs, and its revenue aspect does not matter to the government.
Finally, it was approved that the Secretariat of the Committee convene a meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Industry, Mines, Trade as well as representatives of the private sector to develop a proposal package to facilitate the implementation of Note 2 and 3 of Article 6 of the Mining Law. , To be submitted to the Cabinet for approval in the High Council of Mines.
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