Commission Moves to Stem Tax Evasion by Physicians
EghtesadOnline: Physicians are no exception when it comes to taxation and the fight against tax evasion; they should pay their taxes in proportion to their income, a member of Majlis Joint Commission said.
Mohammad Hossein Farhangi's comments came after a letter by Iran Medical Council to Majlis Health Commission against two articles added to the government’s proposed budget bill for the next fiscal (March 2019-20) regarding taxation of medical practitioners.
The joint commission, which is a parliamentary body responsible for reviewing the budget bill, has included amendments to next year’s budget bill that require healthcare facilities to pay 10% of the income of their staff physicians in taxes to Iran National Tax Administration and want physicians to use Point of Sale terminal at their offices.
“A majority of the joint commission's members voted overwhelmingly in favor of these articles, so it is highly unlikely of them to change their mind in the final vote,” Mehr News Agency quoted Farhangi as saying.
Many physicians have reportedly done away with POS machines and charge patients in cash to avoid being tracked for taxation, according to Financial Tribune.