The representative of the Afghanistan Traders & Investors Union (ATIU) asked the political deputy of the PM Mawlawi Abdul Kabir to cooperate with the private sector with ways to collect and reduce taxes.
The representative of ATIU in this meeting discussed with the Political Deputy of the PM the commercial challenges and the losses caused to the private sector due to the suspension of more than 300 containers of commercial goods in Karachi port.
Basir Taraki, Executive Director of Afghanistan Industrial Association (AIA) for Kabul said: "We industrialists also try to produce high quality goods, because tax is based on the electricity consumption, each sector must measure a plan for itself, and an arrangement or procedure should be arranged for each sector, and they should pay the tax based on their consumption."
The political deputy of the PM, pointing to the importance of the activities of industrialists and merchants in the country's economic progress, said that it is their responsibility to provide facilities for all domestic and foreign merchants.
However, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate told TOLOnews that the collected taxes from various sectors, especially the private sector, will be spent in governmental and infrastructure and development projects.
The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Zabihullah Mujahid, said: “All the citizens of the country should be sure that the money that is collected for various government revenues as taxes, Islamic taxes and tithes are all returned to the treasury and are used again for a legal purpose.
Some experts also believe that tax collection that is done in a balanced way is beneficial to the country's economy.
"When the country's economy is stagnating, expansionary policy should be used, and when the country's economic situation is booming, contractionary policy should be used. In general, if it is collected in a balanced form, it can benefit the depreciated economy,” said Abdul Zohor Mudaber, an economic expert.
The private sector of the country has always complained about the lack of electricity, restrictions on issuing visas and banking restrictions in the country.