Minister Boutros Harb speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb announced Thursday that Lebanon's municipalities will finally get their share of tax revenues for the first time since 2009 .In a news conference Thursday, Harb said that municipalities should receive a 10 percent share of Lebanon's telecom revenues, pursuant to Article 55 of the country's tax law.Harb maintains that the funds should be transferred to the municipalities via the Finance Ministry. But the FPM in 2009 began holding the funds because the party believed the law was clear in that the Telecoms Ministry should directly transfer revenues to the municipalities.
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