MP wants government to monitor money transfer by expatriates

Friday, March 17, 2017

MP Khalil Al-Saleh called on authorities to impose tighter monitoring on huge money transfers by expatriates. According to him, the money transfer by expatriates reaches KD 21.2 billion between 2010 and 2014.

MP asked the Finance Ministry whether they had any plans to impose taxes or charges on the money transfer by expatriates.

Recently, several MPs have called for taxing expatriates’ money transfers in a bid to check the outflow of money from Kuwait. Last week, MP Safa Al-Hashem proposed a five percent tax /on expatriate money transfers.

MP also said that the size of money transfers made by expatriates every year must be monitored by authorities especially with the regards to prove they are proportional to their income.

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Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nothing to worry. 5 years will be spent on monitoring and another 5 years discussing on these. by the time some thing new will pop up. so relax ,continue to do what you are doing.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

I find ranting of Indians claiming to be most hardworking, underpaid, injusticed lot unfair. It is absurd how easily they categorize themselves to be most hard-working and condemn other arabs to be lazy and then cry foul of discrimination.

Salary will never be enough, work will always be hard, if some find ladies sitting and chatting up, then what stops them to take up their envied job of time passing and get paid higher. Some shamelessly ridiculing elderlies to be job parasites is so saddening. They have spent decades into that job, their employer is happy with their loyality. There is enough for everyone.

Many a times I come across such whining Indians complaining of lack of growth (typically salaries) but when point out that they need to work on their grooming (lack of it miserably) they have idiotic retorts of that it’s brain than matters !!

I am astounded sometimes, How well paid Asians (indian, Pakistanis etc) are smelly and ungroomed. Is it cultural ??

Talk of the topic : Kuwait is free to implement any law they like .. just like how idiotic Indian laws are ! eventually demand supply evens out best of strategy …

Bajrangi Bhai
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great. Many IIK readers have expressed their views positively. Why do we cry and always say things against the country where we are living in. Our own country where our relatives are suffering by bad governance and heavy taxation every aspect of daily life.
Can our own government (whatever political party they represents) provide as 5 Kaboos (Peta bread) in 50 fils or mushakall/falafil sandwitch in 100 fils.
Be honest guys and respect local laws.

Ushma Sindhi
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fully agreed with you Jassi. All those fake nationalists writing in favour of India and always against Kuwait government need to be kicked out as USA has started kicking in their fat asses.
In India every second day fuel and other essential prices are being increase and everywhere there is taxes even with low class basic services ( no electricity for 5 to 6 hours, below poor health standards, corrupt police are few examples).
Stop crying and those who do not like to stay here are can go back to great India.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

welcoming this decision with open arms....
our Indian system, politics, corruption,administration is worst than hell. The taxes that are imposed on us even for breathing the air of fear, antagonism,, communal ism, riots, strikes, poverty etc etc...
please impose tax on us, make everything more expensive we are not going to leave........there are millions more queuing outside the recruitment agencies dying to come here .the best examples are the oldies working in different companies they are not even able to walk properly, living on tonnes of medicines but are lingering here....

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

now a days many expatiates are "kaam chors" with out working they are earning huge money payment high and output half ..i saw some offices many ladies sitting and chatting fro morning to evening office time and many are 1000+payed per month so 1000 RS per hour they are getting and all most 2o rupees per min for chatting and surfing net..

Real E C
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Brothers and sisters
KUWAIT belong to Kuwaities,
We all are bound to obey their rules and decisions and we will do the same.
If they terminate the Govt Medical facilities or if they impose tax on remittance. In spite of having all the adversities we all came over here to earn more than what we earn in some other places.
So there is no point in saying if they do this or impose that there wont be anybody left or no body will come in.
Still lakhs and lakhs of youngesters are dying to come to kuwait even if dinar value is equal to Rs.50/- indian rupee.
Reason I am not going to jote down here as its a big topic.
Now comming back to 5% tax on remittance, This is of course going to affect the so called helpless working blue collared person, the pitty is that may be he has been working for the last 10 years for the same salary or at the max an increament of KD 25/- he might have got (that too thanks to the unprofessional Asian managers) MP or Govt over here might have done some study and they might have noticed that some expats are remitting thousands or lakhs of dinars regularly, so over here they need to tax these people not the people who earn less than KD 1000/- per month.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why People forget that Expats came to develop the Country,why we are treating like this, we work in such a way that Kuwait is like our Home Work, but still some people has doubt on us,.let me give one example if you have one stick you can easily break down, can you break 100 sticks alone...? until we have both hands we cannot claps, so please support with hands to hands.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

We are hard workers,we sacrifice all the good things just to collect that amount for exampel medical for our parents,schoolfees for our children,marriage of our sisters or brothers,renovation of our house, or buying new house a little bigger one.we send our money to our country some time after 3 to 4 or even 5 months,

dont mind sir have you seen any indian going to Mc donalds,Kfc,Or pizza hut for dinner or any Posh indian Hotel, the answer is No,whatever our expenses is ,its according to our salary,we dont buy costly Clothes costing more then KD.5/-per peice we buy ordinary clothes,

when we fall sick we buy medicines as per our budget we cannot afford high medical bills from private Hospital,

we earn and we save we dont rob or cheat and send money to our country,there are many people who are working on higher post but their not getting the salary as per their post,if you give the same post to a non indian the Salary is much more higher ( 3 times ) the salary of an indian,

so my humble request to you sir kindly think before you make a strong decission/rule .......we love kuwait and we thank kuwait for all that you have given us,

best regards

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

I wonder how many of these "MP's" even clean their own plate or glass. The state of the country was evident when the "expat" stopped cleaning the roads. Most private business though owned by locals prefer to employ expats. Ever wonder why? Cause of the low rate of productivity. Can't categorise all locals as the same. But they are a very rare breed. As for expats. They come to Kuwait only for one reason. Kuwait Dinar. Stop that and you will see where this state ends up. Wonder why Kuwait is ranked 16th among expat friendly cities and Dubai in top 10? Some traits are inbred

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Let them monitor.
After all its our hard earned white money which we transfer to NRE account by online or by using Debit/ATM card in money exchange/ transfer companies.
No worries

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

good move

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

I think they should assign some authority to monitor what the expats are eating everyday

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Dear Buyju Varghese Edappattu very good answer keep it up

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Very good

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

do something for your country better to concentrate expatriate .they are also coming here to develop Kuwait and live .very bad decision to impose tax.improve business and reduce to depend oil .use this expat to contribute this .and no qualified and experienced people will come to this desert if you are doing this .now a days the salary is better in their own countries than Kuwait.dont close your eyes and say dark .

Buyju Varghese Edappattu
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017


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