Iran Gov't Tax Revenues Increase 10%

Tax revenues during the first four months of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018) increased by 10% compared to last year's corresponding period to reach 300 trillion rials ($6.81 billion), the head of the Iranian National Tax Administration said.
Kamel Taqavinejad's comments came after Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian recently said about 2,500 cases of tax evasion and 3,000 shell companies have been identified, ILNA reported.
Noting that the ministry will not go easy on tax evaders, Karbasian said financial transparency needs to be coupled with alleviating pressure on productive private sector and entrepreneurs to improve the business environment.
“To this end, the Economy Ministry is making efforts to identify new taxpayers, prevent tax evasion and offer electronic services to facilitate taxation,” IRNA also quoted the minister as saying.
According to Rasoul Saraeian, the head of Information Technology Organization of Iran, 100% of tax returns this year were carried out electronically.