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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Egypt’s exempts Cairo Opera House from July-September entertainment tax

CABINET WATCH- Cabinet grants Cairo Opera House an entertainment tax exemption as venues reopen: The Madbouly Cabinet has approved a request to exempt the Cairo Opera House from paying an entertainment tax levied on its venues in Cairo, Alexandria, and Damanhour between July and September 2020, according to a statement. Theaters and cinemas were allowed to open their doors in late June at a maximum 25% capacity when the government moved to gradually end the lockdown that had been in place since March.

Also approved in yesterday’s cabinet meeting: A draft law to set up a website that will offer a one-stop-shop to eliminate middlemen for those wanting to go on ‘Umrah pilgrimage trips.

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