KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday stressed flexibility and excuses during tax collection were unacceptable, asking the Ministry of Finance to collect unpaid taxes from all government and non-government institutes.
A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that president Ghani chaired a meeting of National Revenue Board in the palace today morning.
The sources said that the meeting discussed problems regarding collection of taxes.
The president expressed his dissatisfaction from the Ministry of Finance for its failure to collect the target amount of taxes this fiscal year, the source said.
Pointing to the government’s pledges to the Afghan people and the international community, Ghani said, “No flexibility and excuses are acceptable in collection of taxes, all problems in this area should be fundamentally resolved.”
He directed the Ministry of Finance to collect unpaid tax from Kam Air Airlines, Roshan Telecom, Afghan Telecom, Petroleum and Gas Company and other government and non-government organs.
The ministry should speed up its efforts for achieving the targeted amount by following a clear plan for collection of taxes, he concluded.