Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki has submitted his resignation amid ongoing protests across the country, a source said Monday.
The strike was called after the prime minister refused to scrap the bill which was rejected by many Jordanians.
Razzaz was the director general of the Social Security Corporation from 2006-2010.
Abdullah is the ultimate decision-maker on policy, but he has also positioned himself as a unifying force above the political fray.
The bill mainly focuses on three aspects: improving tax collection, curbing tax evasion and boosting tax revenues, which are expected to increase by JD300 million annually. "Jordanians may this time round not be pacified by cosmetic measures like Mulki's resignation and the temporary rescinding of price and tax hikes", he said.
Protests gained momentum Thursday midnight and early Friday after the government introduced a sharp increase to the prices of fuel derivatives and electricity, with protesters seen demonstrating in various governorates.
The IMF says the loan aims at slashing Jordan's public debt from about 94 percent of GDP to 77 percent by 2021, through "reforms to bolster economic growth and gradual fiscal consolidation", according to its website.
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of the capital, Amman, and main provincial towns again on Sunday, extending days of protests that have shaken Jordan, a staunch U.S. ally that has remained stable through years of turmoil in the region.
James Dorsey, a Middle East analyst, warned that the prime minister's departure may not be enough to satisfy protesters.
The council, he said, condemns any acts of vandalism that are exercised by individuals, adding that such acts have a negative impact on the success of peaceful protests.
Public anger over IMF-driven government policies has grown since a steep general sales tax hike earlier this year and the abolition of bread subsidies, a staple item for the poor.
"We want to change the path, not the individuals", said Abous, who heads an umbrella group for 15 unions and professional associations with half a million members.
"Oh Mulki listen well, the people of Jordan will not kneel", they chanted as they faced down a heavy security presence.
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Amman, Jordan, June 2, 2018. Unemployment among Jordanians stands at 18.4 percent, according to Jordan's department of statistics.
The government says it needs more funds for public services and argues that tax changes reduce social inequalities by placing a heavier load on high earners nearly exclusively.
In his comments Monday, he expressed sympathy for the protesters and the hardships faced by ordinary Jordanians, while criticizing the outgoing government, saying it had failed to explain the tax bill to citizens.
He affirmed that it is unfair for citizens to be left alone to carry the burden of financial reform, stressing that shortcomings in providing vital services, such as education, healthcare and transport, will not be tolerated.