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Proposed new taxes for Locals and Expats

January 23, 2015 by admin in expatriates, Kuwait, OFW Reaction with 0 Comments
Additional taxes for electricity and water here in Kuwait.

Additional taxes for electricity and water here in Kuwait.

Oh no, fellow expats! Here is another one for us. The Ministry of Electricity and Water has proposed the new energy tariffs / taxes as shown in the above chart.

Housing sector in Kuwait means the houses given by the government to its citizens. Investment sector means the housing areas mainly resided by expatriates. While there is still no particular date when the new tariffs / taxes will be made into effect, still, expatriates like us must make some adjustments.

If and when this takes effect, I am certain all of us – locals and expatriates would like our salaries be increased too so we can adjust our financial budget.

(Summary from Kuwait Times Net)

 

No hanging laundry from balconies

Home clothes for drying inside my room.

Home clothes for drying inside my room.

Every country has the right to impose new rules and regulations to make improvements not only for its citizens but for expats as well. The Municipal Council’s latest campaign states that starting January 2015, fines will be imposed on anyone who will be caught hanging laundry from the balconies of apartment buildings. Read more →

Pope Francis’ Words to Live By 2

Filipinos gather at Luneta Park in Manila for Pope Francis' Concluding Mass on January 18, 2015.

Filipinos gather at Luneta Park in Manila for Pope Francis’ Concluding Mass on January 18, 2015.

 

“God reveals himself through surprises “ – Pope Francis

Surprise – something unexpected, something strange. We usually think that surprise is synonymous to happiness or receiving something that will make us happy. But what if it is the opposite? Sadness. Read more →

Pope Francis’ words to live by

Honesty and family, I think, are two words synonymous to each other. Let us try to put them together.

Honesty and family, I think, are two words synonymous to each other. Let us try to put them together.

 

“I hope that this… will challenge everyone, at all levels of society, to reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor, and to make concerted efforts to ensure the inclusion of every man and woman and child in the life of the community.”

– Pope Francis’ speech during the meeting with officials and the diplomatic corps, Malacañang Palace, January 16, 2015 Read more →



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