Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Over 425 mln birr collected from Somali State

Over 425 million birr was collected from various income titles from Somali State in the just-ended fiscal year, the State Revenue Agency said.
Agency Head Abdihakim Igal Umer announced that the revenue collected during the reported period surpassed that of last year by 132 million birr. He said the state capacity to collect tax revenue was limited to 60 million birr five years ago.
The Agency has planned to collect over 500 million birr in this budget year, he said.
The Head attributed the success to the raised awareness of the taxpayers. He called on the public to  pay tax that would help the government to render social service.
(The Ethiopian Herald)