Tour operators victorious in tax controversy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) has sided with the tour operators.

Sources close to the issue said that the Ministry office and the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA) have reached consensus following the discussions held between MoFED officials and the association. According to the sources, the association wrote a letter to Sufian Ahmed, minister of Finance and Economic Development, to attempt to reach a compromise about accrued tax enforcement that they said went against the spirit of the export proclamation.

“The association spoke with legal experts of MoFED about the status and policies related with the issue, sources at the association told Capital. They said that MoFED officials’ have accepted the tour operators’ claim based on the tax laws issued for export oriented businesses.

According to the sources, about two weeks ago MoFED’s position on the issue was delivered to Sufian for final approval. Read complete story on Capital Ethiopia.


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