Cote d’Ivoire: Tax services to mobilize 1,770 Bln FCFA revenue in 2015

babiThe Tax Department of Ivory Coast has announced on Monday the ambition to mobilize about 1,770 Bln FCFA revenue in 2015.  The Tax officials were encouraged by their superiors to do better than last year where they have recovered 1,478 Bln FCFA recipes on forecast of 1,559 billion FCFA, a shortfall of 81 billion FCFA.

The year 2015 must be different, insisted the Head of taxes services Abinan Pascal Kouakou, who wants to bring to 177 trillion, revenues of his department is expecting an increment of over 20% compared to 2014.

“We must continue our efforts and work hard in order to serve the nation. This is why I invite you to take the challenge of the year 2015 “, said Mr. Abinan to its agents who obviously have received the message and say they look forward to return to their positions for the battle of numbers.

They will have to build on the base services, recovery of arrears of any kind and the strengthening of the tax audit.

The General Director of the taxes department   has placed particular emphasis on methods of expanding the existing potential, the recovery of arrears of any kind and the strengthening of fiscal control by significantly increasing the level of returns filed by tax payers spontaneously.

For this year, Ivory Coast’s budget has crossed the threshold of 5,000 billion FCFA. In the draft budget adopted by parliament, it was indicated the amount of € 7.6 billion, or 13.8% of more than 2014 budget.

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