Hargeisa 20 July, 2022 MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHED A NEW PROCESS OF MODERNIZING AND SIMPLIFYING THE ISSUANCE OF TAX-CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.



Hargeisa 20 July, 2022 {MoFD} –The Minister of the Ministry of Finance Development Dr. Saad Ali Shire together with the Director General of the Ministry Mr. Mohamed Abdi Gurhan opened a well-organized event in which the Ministry was introducing a new automatic system that will be used to pay the tax-clearance certificate, which was previously used to a long way, laborious and time-consuming, but from now on, the person who applied will get all the services that were connected to different locations or offices in one place.

This event was invited members who represented the stakeholders involved in this subject matter such as; Members of Businessmen, Non-Governmental Organizations, both international and local, Government Organizations especially those who are most related for issuing tax-clearance certificate, Somaliland Chamber of Commerce officials and other members.

So, this new process of modernizing and simplifying of the tax-clearance certificate that was introduced by the Ministry of Finance is part of the public financial program reform {PFM}, which is a program that has been going on for a recent years, whose objectives is to develop the country’s financial management system in an effective and an efficient way, which is the backbone of facilitating the provision of services by Government Agencies, and the principles of transparency, accountability and prosperity.

The tax-clearance certificate is a document that proves that no tax is owed to the person who is entitled to it. This document is required by the applicants for contracts awarded by Government Agencies and NGOs, it is also tied to anyone who sells something to the government, there are also many other reasons to apply for a tax-clearance certificate.

If we summarize the things that have been introduced by the MoFD, include the following points:

  1. Shortened the time to receive the tax-clearance certificate, as the person/persons who have all the required documents, will receive it from now on in less than one working day.
  2. The previous bureaucracy system for the issuance tax-clearance certificate have been reduced to one site/office.
  3. It will be provided in an automated way.
  4. It will be available in all the In-Land Revenue offices in the Regions and Districts across the country.

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