(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- In a meeting with representatives of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, Omid Ali Parsa said: The law stipulates that no government or non-governmental organization has any excuse for not providing information to the Tax Administration; also in a new draft prepared for direct tax law by the Tax Administration, the arrangement of exemptions and the design of new tax bases, such as capital gains tax and total income tax, are included.
The tax system is moving towards smart taxation and the fourth generation of taxation and we hope that tax evasion and corruption will be eliminated, he added.
The head of the country's Tax Administration said that all tax agencies in the world have access to all information on income, production, export, import, transactions and accounts, and noted: As smart taxation is available in the world, tax agencies collect more equitable taxes.
Taxation in the country is completely electronic. However, it should be noted that e-taxation differs from smart taxation; because in the smart tax system, the tax administration has access to all the information and there is no way to escape the tax.
The only reliable and endogenous source of government revenue is tax and taxes can only be obtained from the various economic sectors of the country when the economy is booming, Parsa stated.
He further said that in a leading tax system more than 95 percent of people submit honest tax returns, adding: In the meantime, tax rates should also be set exponentially and proportionately to income, wealth and consumption; so that those 5 percent of the community who do not pay taxes get caught up in a way that they prefer to pay their taxes on time.
Regarding the export value added tax, the head of the Tax Administration also said: The Tax Administration believes that export VAT refunds should be returned promptly, but only part of the work falls within the purview of the Tax Administration and it is one of the key priorities of the tax system.