CBC: Setting up regulations and tax collection ‘to make the Taliban look like a state’ – The Taliban in Afghanistan are becoming what one think-tank calls a “government in waiting,” taxing individuals in the provinces and extending a kind of regulatory jurisdiction over medical clinics and other public institutions. The Taliban have their own tax
1TV: The Afghan wedding halls will no longer receive “cash payments” from their customers based on the Finance Ministry’s new measure. The plan will require wedding halls to receive payments from their customers through the banking system. The measure is part of efforts to counter corruption and tax evasion. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: A new tax regime aimed at weaning Afghanistan off international aid has boosted government revenues but drawn complaints from some private businesses that it hits them unfairly, dampening hopes of economic recovery after decades of war. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 5, 2016 The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has said that it will ground Safi Airways, one of the country’s major airlines, for failing to pay taxes amounting to 1.6 billion afghanis ($16.7 million). “On September 6, all domestic flights, and on September 8 all international flights are suspended,” ACAA