The IUP Journal of International Relations
Reforming the Indirect Tax Sector in Palestine: Justifications and Avenues

Article Details
Pub. Date : Apr, 2019
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Soft Skills
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJIR21904
Author Name : Osayd Awawda
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Management
Download Format : PDF Format
No. of Pages : 19



This paper argues that the indirect tax system in the West Bank is incompatible with its actual economic needs such as self-independence and sustainable development in the industrial and agricultural sectors. It also argues that reforming the tax system in terms of efficiency, equity, simplicity, and sufficiency of revenue can make the West Bank economy less dependent on foreign donations and decrease the tax burden on Palestinians living there.


Tax plays a significant role in all financial development strategies. It is the main source of revenue for governments in both developing and developed countries. The countries relatively rely on tax to cover their public services' expenditure, and to provide enough assistance for economic growth in the domestic sphere.