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      Archive: 8/8/2011

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        8/8/2011, Av 8, 5771

      Landau: Dump VAT on Water

      Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau on Monday called for the government to stop collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) on water and sewage charges, in light of the increase in water prices over the past year. “The VAT burden on water is unnecessary, as it is a tax on a basic item which does not make its way back into the economy for the benefit of the public,” Landau said.

      He was speaking during the signing of a contract with Mekorot to set up a desalination plant in Ashdod. The event occurred Monday afternoon.