Addis Ababa Revenue Bureau collected 13.7 billion birr revenue in the first quarter.
The Addis Ababa Revenue Bureau said it has collected 13.7 billion birr more than planned in the first quarter of 2014.
He said the revenue came from direct taxes, indirect taxes and municipal revenues.
The revenue has increased by 3.7 billion birr compared to the same period last year, according to bureau chief Mulugeta Tefera.
He said strong cooperation with stakeholders, enforcement activities, awareness raising activities for taxpayers and the use of modern technologies have contributed to the success of the plan.
At the same time, Mulugeta said strong law enforcement activities have been carried out.
He said 800 million birr has been collected in the last three months alone for non-payment of taxes.
He said action had been taken against 100 taxpayers arrested for fraud, misuse of receipts and fraudulent receipts.
He said those arrested during the negotiations with the taxpayer had been charged.
According to Mulugeta, the use of fake receipts, selling without receipts and fraudulent activities are still going on.
She also points out that there are problems with the consumer not asking for a receipt and not buying a receipt.
Level A taxpayers have called for protection by tax by October 30, 2014, ENA reported.
First Lady’s Office inaugurates bakery in Addis Ababa
Factory First Lady Zinash Tayachew inaugurated the 6,000-square-meter office building in Addis Ababa’s Lemi Kura sub-city.
First Lady Zinash Tayachew handed over the factory to Addis Ababa Mayor Adanech Abebe.
The bakery, which produces 1 million loaves of bread a day, also produces 72 tons of flour a day.
The construction cost 217 million birr and will create jobs for 450 people.
The Office of the First Lady is in the process of constructing similar bakery factories in 10 towns.
The bakeries to be built in these cities are expected to produce 400 quintals of flour per day and bake 300,000.