Medium Taxpayers Office (MTO):
The Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) is responsible for the administration and collection of tax and Non-Tax Revenue for the government of Afghanistan. Revenue is used to fund the implementation public infrastructure, including the construction of roads, schools, health facilities and the provision of basic social services including health, education and government.
During the past 10 years, with the support of donor community, considerable gains have been made by the ARD in its ability to collect tax revenue. These efforts include a wide range of reforms and restructuring within ARD, particularly the segmentation of the taxpayers into Large, Medium and Small groups and the rollout out these offices to regional provinces.
The professionalization of the tax service is a key priority for ARD. This includes a reorganization of the Tashkeel based on simplified and improved business processes. The computerization of the tax service will assist in streamlining business processes and maintaining accurate tax records. ARD intends to implement the Standard Integrated Government Tax Administration System (SIGTAS) to automate current processes. A strong motivator for the introduction of computerization is the opportunity to reduce the potential for corruption.
Mrs. Amina Ahmadi
Director of Medium Taxpayers Office (MTO)
Miss Amina Ahmady brings mix of quality education and rich experience to the Ministry of Finance (MoF). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Economics Faculty of Kabul University in 2010 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from American University of Afghanistan in 2015.
Immediately after completing her under-graduate education in 2010. She joined Afghanistan Planning Directorate (APD) at Ministry of Finance (MoF) as Manager of Analysis and Forecasting of Custom Duty and later in the same year the Medium Taxpayers Office (MTO) as a Manager of NGOs.
In April 2011, she was appointed as a Non-Tax Revenue (NTR) Director through a competitive and transparent recruitment process. During one year of her working as NTR Director, she took several initiatives to improve NTR collection. For instance, she developed a Non-Tax Revenue generation initiative which included reforming non-tax revenue collection procedures and introducing new sources of revenues in a number of line ministries and other organizations. This resulted in estimated increase of 3Billion/AFS in Non-Tax Revenues for the government.
As a result of her outstanding performance as NTR director, she was appointed as the Director of Small Taxpayers Office (STO) and worked in this position for almost two years.
During her work as STO Director, she worked on several important projects that resulted in substantial revenue increase from the small taxpayers. For instance, she implemented the Tax Assessment Project in Districts of Kabul which increased the number of total taxpayers from 42000 to 100000 which in turn resulted in to an increase of 1 Billion/AFS in the total revenue.
Based on her proven track record in bringing effective reforms in STO, Miss. Ahmady was assigned as the Director of Medium Taxpayers (MTO) in October 2015 to bring much needed reforms in MTO to improve transparency in tax collection from medium taxpayers. Over the last one year she has brought significant reforms in the department which has considerably improved standardization and transparency in tax collection from medium taxpayers.
Miss. Ahmady has received several appreciation letters from different organizations for her excellent services for Afghan community. These include a First Grade Appreciation Letter from Afghan President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, given to her for her outstanding services to the Afghan Business Community and her achievements in standardizing and bringing transparency in tax collection and a letter of appreciation from Her Excellency the First Lady, Rula Ghani, given to her for her excellent services to Afghan community through her initiatives.
Miss Amina Ahmady is fluent in Dari, Pashto, English and Urdu languages.