Afghanistan's Domestic Income Rises for Third Year

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Afghanistan earned 87 billion Afghanis from internal sources last year, an increase on the previous two years, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

The Revenue Department said that government's domestic income for 1391 (March 2011-March 2012) has increased in the past three years with a new target of 127 billion Afg for domestic revenue of 1392.

"Last year, [the income] was 87 billion Afghanis. The target for this year is 127 billion Afghanis," Head of Revenue Department Abdul Rahman Mojahed said Tuesday.

Internal or domestic revenue includes company tax, tariffs, income tax, sales tax, and fines.

The income increase was boosted by greater capacity for tax collection and more education among people of tax payments, officials said.

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