South Sudan government cancels personal taxes till establishment of state government

South Sudan National Legislative Assembly in Juba

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has cancelled payment of personal income tax till formation of the state governments.

The Ministerial Order dated 17th April says UN agencies, national and international non-governmental organisations should stop remitting personal income taxes until state governments are established.

Hon. Peter Mayen Majongdit said it is unnecessary to continue paying taxes to defunct state governments. Disagreement among the parties to the revitalized peace agreement is delaying setting up of the state governments. However, he said the taxes will be paid later to National Revenue Authority as arrears.

The peace agreement gives 55 percent of state governments to the government, 27 percent to SPLM-IO, 8 percent to Other Political Parties and 10 percent to South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

The Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU) will be complete after appointment of state governors and chief administrators of administrative areas.

In February, President Salva Kiir issued a presidential decree returning the number of states from 32 to 10.