Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (21 March 2023)
Addis Ababa City Administration has recently awarded 300 top taxpayers in recognition of their timely and complete payment of taxes. The award was given as part of the city’s “Tax for the Country’s Honor” program, which aims to encourage citizens to fulfill their national duty by paying taxes on time.
The award recipients were selected based on 12-point criteria, which included factors such as timely and complete payment of taxes, among others. The city government hopes that this recognition will encourage more citizens to pay their taxes promptly and fully.
In addition to the awards, the city has also developed a VIP card and system that provides priority services to taxpayers who have demonstrated their commitment to paying taxes. This system is designed to incentivize taxpayers to continue fulfilling their obligations to the country.
The Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Adanech Abebe, has also announced the appointment of “Tax Ambassadors,” who will work to educate the public about the positive effects of paying taxes and encourage citizens to fulfill their national duty by paying taxes on time. The Mayor has called on citizens to come together and work towards making higher income the basis for the city’s growth.
The city was also reported to be on track to collect Birr 100 billion ($1.85 billion) in taxes for the financial year 2023.
Source: Mayor of Addis Ababa
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