Revenue System Directorate:
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.
Mr.Mohammad Saleem Kashaf
Director of Revenue System
Mohammad Saleem Kashaf son of Mulana Qiamuddin Kashaf was born in 1985 in Alingar district of Laghman province. Mr.Kashaf completed his primary and secondary education from Shaikh Mohd Husain High School, Afghanistan. He got his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science in 2009 from Computer Science department of Engineering Faculty of Nangarhar University Afghanistan, and done some professional trainings and certifications in India, such as: Business Intelligence 2008 (SSIS, SSAS and SSRS), MCTS Web Application Development with .NET 4.0, MCITP Database Developer, SQL Server 2008, MCITP Database Administrator, SQL Server 2005 and Hardware Engineering Training in Kabul, Afghanistan
Mr. Kashaf’s extensive work experience includes work as Research and Development Manager and Database Developer at Xala Technologies – Kabul, Software Project Manager and Database Developer (Part time) at Rasa Business Solutions – Nangarhar, Computer Instructor (Part time) at Zia institute of Computer Science and Afghan Institute and IT Solutions.
He joined the Directorate General Budget,Ministry of Finance in March, 2010 as Database Specialist, he was then promoted as Acting ICT Manager. As Database Specialist / Acting ICT Manager, Mr. Kashaf worked closely with UNDP, Donors, Budget team and Aid Management team to establish standard computerized systems in DGB and AMD. During his above mentioned professional career he developed and computerized many manual systems and enhanced the existing systems, such as:
- Enhancement of State Budget Planning System
- Enhancement of Development Assistance Database
- Budget Additional Reporting Application (BARA) System
- Training Assessment Database (MBAW Project/UNDP Staff)
- Operating Budget Transfers Reporting Application
Looking at his previous performance in the Ministry of Finance, he is promoted as Revenue Services and System Acting Director (RSSD) in June 2016. To play his important role in the area of ARD System to bring new technologies and provide best facilities to taxpayer and increase the revenue of Afghanistan