EghtesadOnline: Self-declaration of tax by guilds accounts for 70% of the government’s tax revenues, a deputy head of Iranian National Tax Administration said, adding that plans are to increase the figure to 90% in two years.
EghtesadOnline: The ratio of tax revenues government gained in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20) to GDP (when current prices are used) stood at 4.2%.
EghtesadOnline: The law to tax transactions conducted via point-of-sale (POS) machines will come into force from the next calendar month starting Jan. 20, the Central Bank of Iran vice governor for IT affairs said.
EghtesadOnline: The Guardians Council–a watchdog that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian Constitution and Islamic law—has approved the parliament’s bill on revisions to Article 54 of Direct Tax Code, i.e., vacancy tax.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Insurers’ Syndicate has called on the government to release details about how third-party auto insurance tax revenue is spent. The syndicate has strongly opposed imposing higher taxes on insurance companies.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government has set the next year’s departure tax at 2.64 million rials ($10.5) for travelers who take their first overseas trip of the year, as per the budget bill of the next fiscal year (March 2021-22), 50% more for their second trip (3.96 million rials or $15.8) and 100% more for the third or more trips, i.e., 5.28 million rials ($21.1).
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian National Tax Administration reported 99 trillion rials ($380 million) in tax revenue from stock trade in the first six months of current fiscal year (March 20-Sept.21).
EghtesadOnline: Visible inequality in income distribution aside, Iran’s economy is saddled with an unfair tax system that has made the realization of economic justice more elusive than ever.
EghtesadOnline: The government earned 510 trillion rials ($1.73 billion) in tax revenues during the first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 20-June 20), which indicates a 111% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: Tax revenues to government public budget resources increased from 35.1% in the year ending March 2019 to 37.5% in the year ending March 2020, as tax revenues to current expenditure ratio also improved from 2.45% to 8.47% during the fiscal 2019-20.