Sidama collects over 146 mln Birr in revenue

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More than 146 million birr in revenue has been collected from different income sources in Sidama zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional state (SNNPR) over the last seven months, the zonal revenue authority branch office said. Branch Office Head, Teshale Bulado, said the revenue is collected from direct and indirect taxes, municipality services, value added taxes and non-tax sources. He said the amount collected surpasses by over 13 million birr revenue collected from the same period of the previous year. The growth in revenue resulted from raised awareness among taxpayers, implementation of a modern tax and information system, among others. The office has plans to collect over 344 million birr during the current Ethiopian budget year.
(ENA)