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Tax Revenues Up 29%

Aug 22, 2016, 12:19 PM
News ID: 1928
Tax Revenues Up 29%

EghtesadOnline: The director of the National Tax Administration says the government’s tax revenues increased by 29% in the first four months of the current fiscal year that started in March compared to the same period in 2015 to stand at 275.7 trillion rials ($7.8 billion).

Revenues from direct tax and value added tax stood at 166 trillion rials ($4.7 billion) and 110 trillion rials ($3.1 billion) respectively, according to Kamel Taqavinejad. The figures show nearly 95% of budget’s projected income from taxes during the four-month period was realized, reports Financial Tribune.

The tax office put the total amount of tax arrears at 493 trillion rials ($13.9 billion) and tax evasion at between 130-300 trillion rials ($3.6-8.4 billion) per annum, Mehr News Agency reported.