Amman, (Petra)-- A cabinet
meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Omar
Razzaz, on Sunday, decided to reduce sales
tax imposed on 76 basic and food commodities
in half, as of February 1, 2020.
The decision comes in fulfillment
of the government's pledge during the
discussions of the draft laws of the state
budget and budgets of government units
According to the decision,
the sales tax on goods that were subject
to a tax rate (4 percent) will be reduced
to 2 percent, while the tax on goods that
were subject to a tax rate (10 percent)
will be reduced to 5 percent.
The decision to reduce
the tax included basic commodities such
as milk and cheese, kinds of vegetables
and fruits, school supplies, stationery,
cereals and other foodstuffs.