Government's first quarter revenue up

Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) / July 14, 2008

The revenue of the government in first three months of solar year mounted to 8.6 billion Afghanis which is 28 per cent of the previous total revenue.

3.9 billion Of the revenue were of the customs and the rest were taxes on various companies and individuals.

Aziz Shams, media officer of finance ministry said the revenue of the last year was over 30 billion Afghanis ($620 million).

He said the increase in the revenue was partially due to better and accurate implementation of the law, preventing tax evasion, accepting the culture of tax paying.

Increase in the revenue to cover the yearly normal budget of the government by 2010 is one of the commitments of Afghan government to international community.

Currently all development budgets and less than half of normal budget are financed by foreign aid. 

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