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        5/29/2012, Sivan 8, 5772

      MKs Protest Heavy Tax on Doctors’ Stipends


      The Knesset’s Finance Committee held a discussion Tuesday over the Tax Authority’s intention to impose heavy taxes on money given to doctors who work in high demand areas. The money is meant to encourage doctors to live in the socio-economically weaker “periphery.”

      The taxes could come out to up to 48%.

      MKs from parties ranging from Hadash to Yisrael Beiteinu to United Torah Judaism opposed the measure. MK Moshe Gafni, head of the Finance Committee, called on the parties involved to reach an agreement soon in order to allow the stipends to go through.