25 November 2012

Ethiopia: Boiling Point

The authority have first presented the solutions for complaints made by the tax payers in the different meetings held last fiscal year and proceeded to issues that have not yet been addressed.

Stating their appreciation for the unusual candid admissions that the Authority has made concerning the issues that are not yet addressed, most of the tax payers who attended the meeting complained that they are not able to renew their trade license because of the problems caused by cash register machine suppliers and the Authority's customer's handling department.

A representative from the Addis Abeba Traders Forum said that only 50pc of the traders existed in Addis Abeba have renewed their trade licenses because the rest did not get clearance from the ERCA due to problems related to cash register machines.

The meeting that was chaired by Melaku was attended by leaders of the private sector including Tadele Yimer, president of Ethiopian Employers Federation (EEF), Mulu Solomon, president of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) and Getachew Regassa, deputy secretary general of the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (AACCSA) along with around 100 tax payers.

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