According to rahnam news agency, Jaafar Qadri said: In the five-year plan, the share of tax revenues from the total gross domestic product, which is currently 7%, should increase to 10%, so the share of tax revenues in this year’s budget should also increase.
He added: Considering that during the last three years, the share of taxes has increased annually, this makes the current balance of the budget better and the current expenses are covered by tax revenues, as a result of these measures, the composition of the government’s revenues is more rational.
The member of the Parliament’s Program and Budget Committee continued: One of the positive actions of the government was to increase the share of tax revenues. In this year’s budget, the tax increase compared to the previous year’s budget is about 60%.
This member of parliament noted: The positive point is that the government has not raised tax rates and tax bases have increased. For example, many of those who did not pay taxes during the previous years, the government collects taxes from them, and efforts have been made to reduce tax evasion and tax exemptions.
Income information is verified
Explaining this issue, Qadri said: The view of the previous government was that we do not go into people’s accounts, while one of the ways to identify tax revenues is to use the capacity to search for income sources.
He added: When a company has a significant income, it is easily determined by checking the circulation of bank accounts that this economic enterprise has a high income and taxes should be collected from this high income, but in the past, it was only through the declaration that the person filled out. It was enough, but now we are trying to verify this information.
The member of the Parliament’s Program and Budget Committee continued: For example, we recently learned that some economic enterprises operate under the name of charity and use the cover of charity and evade taxes, when every economic activity should include taxes.
This member of parliament added: In the five-year plan, the share of tax revenues from the total gross domestic product, which is currently 7%, is targeted to increase to 10%, and therefore the share of tax revenues in this year’s budget should also increase.
He pointed out: Currently, the ratio of tax revenues is much higher in advanced countries, and a major share of government revenues comes from the tax sector.
Qadri emphasized: Tax revenues are one of the healthiest types of government revenues, which both provide sources of income for the government and prevent non-productive and destructive activities. Especially if the income structure is such that there is a tax on consumption and no tax on production.
He pointed out: Therefore, if the tax structure is used correctly and appropriate tax bases are defined, it will help to improve the business environment and prevent many brokering and mediation activities. It also provides the context for transparent activities.
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