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Egypt's tax system to be automated by end of 2020: Finance minister

He made the statement while attending a session of Egypt's House of Representatives on Sunday

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Jan 2020
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Egypt's Finance Minister Mohamed Maait has announced that all tax measures will be automated by the end of 2020 in order to increase tax revenues and prevent tax evasion.
 
He made the statement while attending a session of Egypt's House of Representatives on Sunday to discuss a governmental bill to end tax disputes. 
 
Maait also noted that the ministry had submitted a new draft law on unified tax procedures that implements modern, easy mechanisms to collect tax.
 
During the session, House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal called for offering incentives for taxpayers, to attract more revenues and prevent tax evasion.
 
Abdel-Aal said that some employees at the country’s tax authority are highly competent, a matter that drives some taxpayers to evade.
 
"There is an appreciated effort exerted by some authority' employees, but the situation requires further effort to collect as much as possible of the state’s tax dues, which are a main source of the state's resources," the speaker added.
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