(by Andegna.com) The Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA) failed to collect revenues including income taxes said the Federal Auditor General that the tax proclamations and regulations has been defaulted.
The Auditor identified over 118 million Birr was uncollected in 34 government offices and 15 branches under the Authority during the 2014/15 budget year audit. Addis Ababa Export office, Kality, Western Addis Ababa middle tax payers, Adama, Bahir Dar, Kombolcha and Mekelle were among those identified as low income tax collectors of the Customs Authority branches offices.
The Auditor has also stressed that, they could not get evidences for over 7 million birr in two branches, while six government offices failed to provide tax documents, according to Gemechu Dubisso, Auditor General, speaking to the Parliament on Tuesday.
Including other officer which have remained unmentionable for the Auditor, the amount of income tariff and other essentials documents were also lacking for proper auditing. Furthermore, the Auditor found documents that have never been audited and offices which don’t put documents in organized way.
Institutions such as public universities that have been headache for the Auditor are still on same problem page. They have registered huge expenditure without producing proper receipt. Hawassa spent over 26 million Birr, Arba Minch over 8 million Birr, Mizan Tepi over 5 million Birr and Wollo spent over 4 million Birr without producing receipts.
Image: Ethiopian Currency and ERCA logo