Tax

There are various types of taxes in Ethiopia and various regulations and procedures for registration, assessment, filing and payment of these different taxes in Ethiopia. 2Merkato has organized the vast information available on the tax system in Ethiopia; one can easily navigate the various pages and find adequate information.

The 2018 Ease of Doing Business index put Ethiopia's rank in ease of paying taxes 130th with a score of 63.6, higher than the regional average of Sub-Saharan Africa, which stands at 57.52. There have been various reforms, regulations that aim to make things easier for the tax payer. The former Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority has been restructured as the Ministry of Revenues, with the Ethiopina Customs Commission under it, and is responsible for overseeing the various changes and reforms and collecting taxes and customs duties, among other things.

Under Tax Regulations, you can find the different proclamations and regulations and a list of direct and indirect taxes in Ethiopia and their rates, which can serve as a quick reference.

On Tax Procedures page, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) registration procedures, VAT registration procedures and VAT registration cancellation procedures, VAT filing and payment procedures are found. You can also find the requirements laid out for VAT invoices and VAT records.

One can also find in-depth explanation of various types of tax in the types of taxes menu.

The address of the Ethiopian Ministry of Revenues is:

Ethiopian Ministry of Revenues
Location: Megenagna, close to the office of Bole Sub City Administration
Phone: +251 11 6629870 
Fax: +251 11 6629873
Website: www.erca.gov.et

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