CAIRO – 30 January 2023: Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) denied Sunday rumors regarding enforcing new taxes for obtaining educational certificates.
Advisor for Head of Tax Authority, Ragab Mahrous, denied in a phone interview with a TV program, all the rumors, pointing out that there are presidential instructions to forestall enforcing any new taxes to reduce financial burdens on Egyptians.
Rumors regarding imposing new taxes on official documents and educational certificates have been rapidly circulated on social media cites since Saturday.
Mahrous clarified that the ministry of finance has issued one decree only to modify the executive list of the stamp duty.
The modifications regulate the payment dates for issuing educational certificates, according to Advisor for Head of Tax Authority.
He noted that those modifications aim to facilitate the digital transformation of the tax authority.
Furthermore, Media observatory of the Egyptian tax authority released a statement on Sunday, denying aforementioned rumors and emphasizing that only the parliament has the authority to increase or issue taxes.
According to the decree issued by the Ministry of Finance, school and college administrations will have to pay stamp taxes by the end of October of each year.
The current stamp duty for elementary stage certificates is LE 6 and LE 9 for preparatory stage.
As for secondary and college stages, the stamp duty records LE 12 and LE 15, respectively.