Kate Clark - Taxing the Afghan Nation: What the Taleban’s pursuit
22 May 2023
This applies, in the first instance, to not know where their the money collected by the Ministry money is going, and of Finance, but also to all the revenue donors cannot know the that appears not to be part of the published budget revenue figures – impact of their aid on the ushr and zakat, the strange flat-rate Taleban state. [...] What the Taleban’s pursuit of domestic revenues means for citizens, the economy and the state 9 Chapter 1: A brief background on taxation and the rentier economy sets the context by discussing the role of taxes in the state/citizen relationship. [...] What the Taleban’s pursuit of domestic revenues means for citizens, the economy and the state 15 ushr and zakat, which is collected by the Ministry of Agriculture and appears not even to be part of the published budget figures. [...] What the Taleban’s pursuit of domestic revenues means for citizens, the economy and the state 19 networks.17 The need for greater self-reliance entered the donors’ vocabulary in 2012 at the Tokyo Conference, with its message that tax collection and more effective spending were to be at the heart of reducing Afghanistan’s dependency on foreign aid.18 Yet this came at the tail end of President Barak. [...] By the time the Republic fell, customs revenues had begun to grow again.25 The scale of the losses to Afghanistan’s treasury through corruption at the borders throughout the years was vast: one estimate made by Alcis, David Mansfield and Graeme Smith in a 2021 case study of Zaranj, the fourth-highest grossing border crossing in the country (located in Nimruz province on the Iranian border) put the.