Ministry, Private Banks Sign Electronic Tax Agreement

Jun 12 , 2021

The Ministry of Revenues signed an agreement to establish an electronic tax payment system with four private commercial banks – Awash, Dashen, Hibret and Berhan – on June 9, 2021. The Ministry started the initiative two years ago and has so far inked deals with five banks and the Information Network Security Agency. The electronic system is expected to help do away with the inconveniences associated with filing and paying taxes as well as improve collection. According to data from the Ministry of Finance, the contribution of Ethiopia’s tax revenue to its GDP was just 9.8pc in the 2018/2019 fiscal year. The venture is also hoped to play its part in avoiding delays and the subsequent penalties associated with late tax payments. The state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia was the first to sign up for the electronic system two years ago.



They say, "Where there is traffic, there is business." It reflects the colour of Addis Abeba roads and roundabouts. Around Bole, commonly known as the Ring Road, vendors serve tea and snacks underneath a bridge. Owing to these selling methods allow pedestrians and drivers to get the service they need while walking and driving. Despite that, such practice has become a frequent encounter in the heart of the city streets. The most common purpose of a ring road is to reduce traffic volumes in the ur...



Pedestrian walkways around Addis Abeba are growing smaller by the day, competing to gain a foothold in the public spaces. The city, which prides itself as Africa's political and diplomatic capital, becomes a showcase of contrast. Beauty and affluence wrestle destitution and poverty to claim space. Vendors have displayed their second-hand outfits, shoes and luggage for sale on a roundabout in front of the Ministry of Education, up at the Arat Kilo area...



Retired city buses were once converted to bakery outlets retailing bread supplied by ‘Sheger Bakery' during their twilight zone. The city administration had used Anbessa City buses as its retail shops before formal outlets replaced them. Sheger Bakery, touted as the largest bakery and flour factory with the potential of baking two million loaves of bread daily, was to cater for millions of people in Addis Abeba with a subsidized bread supply but failed to live up to expectations. The old city...