SIGAR Probes Afghan Taxes On Contractor Aid

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction's newly revealed audit of the Afghan government's practice of taxing U.S. contractors and grantees providing aid and construction services in the war-torn country drew praise Wednesday from two lawmakers who have tried to block the taxes.

Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Walter Jones, R-N.C., called the probe a “step in the right direction.” Welch and Jones co-sponsored an amendment in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would clearly prevent Afghanistan from taxing U.S.-funded aid workers, after reports...
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