House Introduces Bill to Prevent Taxation of U.S. Contractors by the Government of Afghanistan

June 17, 2013

House Introduces Bill to Prevent Taxation of U.S. Contractors by the Government of Afghanistan

On May 15, 2013, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the “Stop Taxing American Assistance to Afghanistan Act” (H.R. 2008). This bill would prohibit the provision of assistance funding to Afghanistan unless the president certifies to Congress that the United States and Afghanistan have reached a bilateral agreement whereby U.S. contractors who perform contracts in Afghanistan with DOD, the Department of State, or the U.S. Agency for International Development are exempt from taxation by the Afghan government. Under the bill, the president would have the ability to waive the prohibition on assistance, but would have to do so on a case-by-case basis and would have to certify that waiver was in the national interest of the United States. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.    






NCMA Resources | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Site Map | © 2012 National Contract Management Association