Q&A: Kamal Taib Wartyi, head of the KRG Directorate of Taxation

To diversify its revenue streams, Kurdistan is making new efforts to collect taxes - including, potentially, from oil companies.
Q&A: Kamal Taib Wartyi, head of the KRG Directorate of Taxation
Kamal Taib Wartyi, the head of the KRG Directorate of Taxation, in his office in Erbil on April 16, 2017. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)

The ongoing financial crisis has revealed the problematic extent to which the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), like the rest of Iraq, depends overwhelmingly on oil revenue.One element of the government's response has been to make new efforts to collect taxes.Kamal Taib Wartyi is leading this initiative as the head of the KRG Directorate of Taxation. At his office in Erbil, Wartyi spoke with Iraq Oil Report about what taxes the government is now trying to collect and what tools it ca...

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