Afghan Government Seeks To Tax Foreign Contractors

Afghanistan’s government is on course for conflict over plans to tax foreign contractors operating in the country. The New York Times reports that the plan, out of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, has run into “robust resistance” from The …

Afghanistan’s government is on course for conflict over plans to tax foreign contractors operating in the country.

The New York Times reports that the plan, out of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, has run into “robust resistance” from The U.S. and other governments, who do not want to see their contractors taxed.

Those contractors respond that taxing them is an absurdity, because foreign companies are here spending military and other foreign aid money that, by United States law and plain common sense, ought to be tax exempt.

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