Authority collects over 1 billion birr in revenue

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Authority of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional state (SNNPR) said it has collected over one billion birr in revenue from different income titles during the last seven months.
The authority said the revenue was collected from direct and indirect taxes as well as municipality services. It said the revenue is part of the total three billion birr that it has planned to collect in 2005 E.C.
Awareness-raising education is being provided to tax payers with a view to achieving the plan, the authority said.
Over 29 million birr in revenue was also collected in West Armacho Woreda of North Gondar zone, Amhara Regional state, during the past six months, the woreda revenue office said.
Office representative Berihun Kalayo said on Monday that the amount exceeded the 25 million birr target it set by four million birr.
Berhanu said raised awareness on the part of tax payers contributed to the increase in the amount. The revenue was collected from different income titles including business and salary tax, cost sharing and land rent, among others.
The office is working to collect 50 million birr until the end of this fiscal year, he said.
(The Ethiopian Herald)