MPs of the National People's Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) adopted Wednesday by majority the downward revision of the cost of the stamp duty for biometric passport, set at DZD 6,000 against the DZD 10,000 proposed part of the 2015 finance bill.
Lower House's finance and budget committee revised downwards the cost of the stamp duty for biometric passport at DZD 6,000 "because of the concerns expressed in this regard."
This amendment "is a partial response to the various suggestions made in this regard so as to ease the tax burden paid by citizens," the committee said.
Article 25 of the 2015 finance bill on amendment of article 136 of the stamp code, pertaining to the stamp duty for biometric passport is written as follows: The ordinary passport delivered in Algeria is submitted for each validity period to a stamp duty worth DZD 6,000, meant to cover all costs.
MPs adopted this amendment at a plenary session devoted to the vote of the 2015 finance bill, chaired by Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, speaker of the Lower House, in presence of Finance minister, Mohamed Djellab and many members of governments.