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CAIRO – 20 March 2019: The Ministry of Finance denied imposing fees on the new digital bill system, explaining that the system aims at adjusting the rates of bills without burdening citizens, according to the PM’s press office.
“News about imposing extra fees on citizens to apply the new digital bill system is fabricated and has nothing to do with reality. These rumors spread to distract the public,” the PM’s press office stated.
The new digital bill system targets abolishing the traditional way of payment of phone, internet, electricity, water and gas bills; all bank transactions will also be digitalized.
Moreover, the new system will oblige all retailers to submit digital bills to their customers and accept visa payment without adding extra fees.
Also, the ministries of finance and immigration denied that a decision was made to exempt Egyptian expatriates from car taxes, assuring that no actions were taken to eliminate or reduce car taxes.
“Egypt has no intention to exempt Egyptian expatriates from car customs,” the PM’s press office reported.
The ministries of immigration and finance resolute to exempt Egyptian expatriates from taxes on used personal luggage and furniture.