Income taxes in Dukem, one of industrial hubs of Ethiopia, has almost quadrupled in the last half decade. The annual total income tax of the town rose from 74.2 million Br to 271 million Br by the last Ethiopian fiscal year, according to Tegenu Daba, head of Dukem's tax bureau. Ten years ago Dukem, located inside the Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Addis Abeba, was a small town with a population of 6,000, according to Tegenu. But the town has been growing fast, because of the expansion of industries in the town. Though a majority of the income tax was collected from manufacturers, the town also mobilises income taxes from employees at the businesses.
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