Some 10,000 Iranians denied leaving country due to tax evasion
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.10/ Trend F. Milad/
Some 10,000 Iranians have been prohibited to leave the country due to their tax debts, the head of the State Tax Affairs Organization Ali Askari said, IRNA reported.
Askari told the IRNA News Agency that according to law, those persons with over 10 million rials (some $815) in tax debts will be prohibited to leave the country.
Iran earned some 100 trillion rials (about $8.2 billion) as tax income during the first four months of the current calendar year, which began on March 19, Askari said on Aug.3.
The figure equals to 26 percent of the total forecasted tax income for the current year, the Fars News Agency quoted Ali Askari as saying.
This year's budget law has envisaged earning 340 trillion rials (some $27.7 billion) as tax income, he said, adding that the figure would reach 390 trillion rials (some $31.8 billion) taking value-added tax into account.
The fifth five-year development plan says the administration's current affairs budget should be secured totally through tax incomes.