During Ethiopian fiscal year concluded on July 7, 2019, Ethiopia has collected a total tax revenue of 198.2 billion birr (around $6.9 billion), which is $761 million more compared to previous year.
The Ministry of Revenue of Ethiopia said it has collected 17.5 billion birr (around $612 million) tax last month.
The Ethiopian Customs Commission said it has seized over 35 pistols from smugglers who tried to bring the weapons illegally into the capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Ministry of Revenue collected over 130.7 billion birr ($4.6 billion) during the first eight months of Ethiopian budget year started July 8, 2018.
UPDATED– The Revenue Ministry of Ethiopia today announces arresting 105 traders suspected of tax fraud amounting 14 billion birr (about $496.5 million). Most are importers and wholesalers.
As part of modernizing its services, the Ministry of Revenue of Ethiopia is set to fully collect tax from large tax payers using electronic payment system.