City Revenues Bureau, Ethio telecom Ink Telebirr Tax Platform Deal

July 23 , 2022

The Addis Abeba Revenues Bureau has partnered with the state-owned Ethio telecom to enable small businesses to pay taxes through the latter's mobile money platform. The Bureau categorises around 300,000 small businesses with less than half a million Birr in annual turnover under category 'C'. The Bureau has been implementing an e-filing system beginning last November for around 1,000 'large taxpayers,' classified as businesses having annual turnover above 40 million Br. A statement from Ethio telecom discloses that close to 700 category 'C' taxpayers have settled around four million Birr in taxes through its Telebirr mobile money platform since the feature was introduced earlier this month. Telebirr has garnered more than 20 million subscribers and facilitated transactions valued at 15 billion Br since it was launched in May 2021.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...