The Faculty of Law at the University of Petra organized a seminar entitled: “Reading in the content of Income Act No. (34), 2014 year”. The seminar included three axes; the first axis deals with the most important amendments and supplements that have been added to the law. The most important pros are outlined by subjecting income tax, exempting of the agricultural sector of the entire income tax, expanding personal exemptions and tougher sanctions to curb tax evasion organizing tax litigation by two degrees as well as granting precautionary seizure validity and travel bans for tax court only.
In the second axis of the symposium, Dr. Rula Horoub presented the role of the House of Representatives in improving the provisions of the Income Tax Act sent to the House by the Government in a difficult situation due to the economic political and security conditions that have prevailed in the region. As a result, this led to the suffering of the national economy from recession and deflation. Furthermore, Dr. Horoub demonstrated that the most important provision that the House was able to improve the law represented by the following: Flat tax and lack of expansion in relying on the billing system to get the tax credits, which helps to reduce the problem of tax evasion. It also called for a return to individual exemptions that was applied in 1985 as a fair law system.
After that, the House conducted discussions among lecturers, professors and students at the university and addressed multiple issues contained in the Income Tax Act. Dr. Ali Dabbas from the Faculty of Law ran the seminar and it had shown at the beginning the importance being discussed. One of the most important economic, social and humanitarian laws alluding to the existing text in Article 111 of the Jordanian Constitution includes the most fundamental principles that govern the Income Tax Act, namely: Equality base after tax, social justice base, the introduction of the upward principle-commissioning base, the base of convenience that the tax does not exceed the ability of taxpayers to performance, regardless of the country’s need of money.
The Deans of the colleges at the university, professors, and a large number of students attended the seminar.