Gemayel Provides President Aoun with Detailed Assessment Report on Taxes

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Gemayel Provides President Aoun with Detailed Assessment Report on Taxes

Kataeb chief Samy Gemayel on Monday met with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace, with talks featuring high on the controversial taxes law that the Parliament had approved earlier this month.

Following the meeting, Gemayel said that he had urged the President to recall said law, asking him to refer it back to the Parliament for a revaluation.

"I told the President that the law includes only five fair taxes; all of the other 15 levies will harm the citizens from both the poor and middle classes," he stated.

The Kataeb chief submitted to the President a report providing an in-depth insight into the social and economic repercussions of the approved taxes, also putting forth alternative funding resources to finance the wage hike for public servants.

Gemayel reiterated that the salary scale is a deserved right, noting, however, that other funding resources must be found.

"We heard a reassuring stance from the President," he told reporters.

Gemayel was accompanied by the Kataeb's Second Deputy-President Salim Sayegh, MP Samer Saade, his legal adviser Lara Saade and head of the Kataeb's Economic Council, Jean Tawile.

Source: Kataeb.org