Official: Iran’s taxation system claims amount to $4 billion
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.26/ Trend F.Karimov/
The Iranian taxation system claims constituted 100 trillion rials (about $4 billion based on the US dollar official exchange rate of 24,900 rials), IRNA quoted Iran's Tax Affairs Organization director Ali Askari as saying.
We are planning to increase the share of taxes in the next year's budget bill, he added.
Some 14 trillion rials has been added to the annual tax income in the current year, he noted.
On October 9, IRNA reported that Iran's direct tax income has increased 34 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year compared to the same period in the past year.
The current Iranian calendar year started on March 21.
The direct tax income has amounted to 130 trillion rials, he said.
In August, Iranian economy minister Ali Tayyebnia said that tax evasion in the country should be dealt with, IRIB reported.
We are planning to increase tax incomes, not through raising charges, but through preventing from tax evasion, he added.
The goal will be achieved through establishing a comprehensive databank on tax affairs, the minister said.
The administration will place the priority on channeling liquidity into the production sector and provide economic enterprises with revolving capital, he noted.
In July, IRNA quoted Askari as saying that Iran's tax revenues are projected to hit 450.8 trillion rials in the current Iranian calendar year up to 35 percent year on year.