Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mahmoud supports the Fair Tax

Call for Fair Taxation.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called for fair taxation system to encourage timely payment.“One of the factors which motivate timely tax payment is levying taxes on a fair basis. Tax payers should be encouraged to contribute to estimating taxes and making payments voluntarily,“ said Ahmadinejad in an address to a group of tax collectors, IRNA reported.

President Ahmadinejad also called on respective officials to build the culture of voluntary tax payment among citizens.He regretted that there is a popular misconception that oil revenues are infinite and the country’s oil earnings far outweigh national expenditure. “Everyone should know that oil revenues will come to an end one day and if we spend oil earnings today, they will not be sufficient for paying all our expenses,“ he said.

Calls on media to grease the skids and tell the citizenry to get ready to bend over:

Ahmadinejad further said that media play a significant role in preparing the people to pay taxes and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting should include more programs on taxation.