The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) Addis Ababa Kality Customs Branch Office has frozen the assets and properties of the South Korean construction firm, Keangnam Enterprises, in a bid to recover more than 260 million birr in unpaid customs duty.
A group of small-scale textile manufacturers have voiced their rage against the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) over “exaggerated customs duties” levied on the imports of raw materials, The Reporter has learnt.
Insurance companies filed a complaint against the latest crackdown by Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority’s (ERCA), claiming unpaid custom bonds and guarantees provided to clients for the payment of import duties and taxes, saying that it is creating problems on their day-to-day operations.
Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority’s (ERCA) latest crackdown to collect unpaid custom bonds and guarantees provided to clients for the payment of import duties and taxes has caught insurance companies by surprise.
Bambis Supermarket – one of the oldest serving supermarkets in Addis Ababa– is on verge of shutting down its operations due to mounting frustrations caused by hard currency shortage and administrative hurdle.
The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority is trying to track 1,062 vehicles that were brought to the country over the past five years by tourists. These vehicles are yet to be located if they are still in the country or out.
MPs demand the identities of the so-called ‘Contrabandists’
The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) revealed that, the likes of tax evasion, fraud and the recently growing role of contrabandists continue to hamper progress of revenue collection of the country.
Almost five months after a public outcry over tax assessment that resulted in unrest in some parts of the country, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) increased two weeks ago the threshold amount in excess of which businesses are required to pay value added tax (VAT), thus setting it now at one million birr from the previous 500,000 birr.
With a final 10-day deadline lapsing Wednesday, the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) has started to confiscate 800 to 1,000 unclaimed cargo containers abandoned at dry ports, The Reporter has learnt.