EghtesadOnline: Two pieces of news broke in the past couple of weeks concerning taxation.
EghtesadOnline: Why does tax-to-GDP ratio in France or Denmark stand at 46% while it’s below 10% in Iran? How come the Swedes give half their incomes to the government but in Iran many leave no stone unturned to evade taxes? Have the westerners managed to build the culture of tax morale and tax compliance of their citizens but we’ve failed in doing so?
EghtesadOnline: Over the past two days, CEOs of Iranian online taxi firms, government and municipality officials, as well as unionists have had a hectic time on Twitter clashing over the taxation of local transportation startups.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran Municipality intends to charge ride-hailing firms operating in the capital a 2% tax and the startups are fighting the idea tooth and nail.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is taking the final steps in its transition to a modern, streamlined system of taxation. By implementing the electronic execution of taxation procedures, the "Comprehensive Taxation Plan" aims to help widen the tax base, identify potential taxpayers and minimize tax evasion.
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.
EghtesadOnline: Government is to levy taxes on gold coin and foreign currency buyers who benefited from windfall profits amid the recent volatility in the two markets, the economy minister announced on Monday.