May 10 2018 10:52 p
The Integrity Commission revealed a great waste of state revenue in the General Authority for Taxes due to the spread of corruption and the lack of coordination between the competent authorities.
According to a report prepared by a team of the Integrity Commission visited the General Authority for Taxation and a number of its branches in the capital Baghdad: "There are weaknesses in the departments of the branches of the General Authority for Taxation, causing corruption and corruption in those departments, in addition to negligence and shortness by some of the employees of the tax was the victim of the citizen "He said.
And the monitoring of the integrity team, the absence of application of the principle of one-window in the work of the corporate section, which is one of the important sections in the work of the Commission, which opened the door to the work of intermediaries and offenders and the growing bribery, in addition to the reluctance of most owners towers communications, which is more than three thousand towers in Baghdad, For the payment of their taxes, and this is the result of not conducting a full field survey of the places of those towers and only the approval of the taxpayer owners of those towers themselves.
The report pointed to the failure of more than 50% of private banks to account for the tax, although the tax return from those banks, if activated, represents a significant financial return to the state. "
The integrity report pointed out:" The General Authority for Taxes The self-declaration by the taxpayer (owner of the company or project) before it is sufficient to estimate the amount of the tax without demanding any records or priorities or receipts prove his claim, and this is one of the aspects of tax evasion.
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