25 Oct 2020


Shops Re-open In Bor After Days Following Tax Increase

Traders in Bor have re-opened their shops amid discussions with national government representatives over high taxation being imposed on them.

By Jo Ngong Akau

BOR, 15 September 2017 [Gurtong]-This comes following the announcement by government to tax business people according to profit earned by each business person.

The Traders Union in Bor has confirmed to Gurtong that the shops have been re-opened after days of disagreement with government over tax increase.

This week, some traders in Bor closed their shops in protest against high taxes being imposed on them by the national government and State Revenue Authority.

“We have advised the traders to open the shops. This is to help the common citizens to have where to buy food. The traders were not refusing to pay taxes but the reason is taxes are high.” Mabior Kuol Ajok the market supervisor for Chamber of commerce explains.

Kuol Ajok says they are still in discussion with the national government and State Revenue Authority over the matter.

Adil Paul, the Director for Taxation in the national Ministry of Finance says the law requires business people to register with the ministry.

The national government has asked every business person to pay 50, 000 as tax every month.
Most retailers in Bor town closed their businesses this week citing that the tax increase will lead them to encounter major losses in their businesses.


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