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Taxman Calls on Guilds to Apply for POS Terminals

Sep 18, 2019, 12:08 PM
News ID: 30228
Taxman Calls on Guilds to Apply for POS Terminals

EghtesadOnline: The Iranian National Tax Administration has called on 50 guilds, including lawyers, legal and family consultants, real estate agencies, restaurants and coffee shops, hotels, confectionery stores and sports clubs, to apply for point-of-sale machines at https://tax.gov.ir as of Sept. 23.

Reports say many guilds conduct cash transactions to avoid being tracked by income tax authorities. 

In July, INTA gave an ultimatum to the healthcare sector workforce, including physicians, paramedics, pharmacists and veterinarians, to file for POS devices by Aug. 14. 

According to Farid Mousavi, a member of Majlis Economic Commission, only 20% of physicians (15,000) have complied with the requirement thus far, Financial Tribune reported.

“The research arm of the Iranian Parliament puts the taxable capacity of medical doctors at an estimated 68,000 billion rials [$596 million] [per year],” he was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency. 

INTA chief, Omid Ali Parsa, said tax payments by private practice doctors stand at 12,000 billion rials ($105 million), while only 2,000 billion rials ($17.54 million) of the sum are paid in reality, adding that the difference is considered tax evasion.