SIGAR Defends Contractor Tax Report From Afghan Criticism

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction struck back Wednesday against the Afghan Ministry of Finance's criticism of its report on improper taxes levied against U.S. contractors, saying the ministry was wrong to try to paint the report as the grumblings of tax scofflaws.

The ministry disputed the report, saying that SIGAR "neglected to consult with or seek meaningful input from the Afghan Ministry of Finance" and had "uncritically accepting the testimony of … noncompliant contractors." The ministry also accused SIGAR of undermining efforts to finance...
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