BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s parliament passed a contentious tax law designed to fund a public sector salary increase on Monday, Lebanese media said.
Lebanon’s parliament approved a $917 million (698.24 million pounds) rise in public sector salaries and a series of tax increases to fund it in July. But in September Lebanon’s constitutional council annulled the tax law after a political party brought a legal challenge and referred it back to parliament for amendments.
Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Alison Williams
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