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OBR Collected BIF 53.05 Billion In August 2014


Provisional revenue collection results for August 2014 show that OBR collected BIF 53.05 bn. The corresponding target was BIF 53.40bn, meaning that the results are 0.64% below target.

Burundi, Executive Member of the African Tax Administration Forum


The moment has arrived. After years of active participation in the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and strong support for the organization’s commitmentto improving tax administrations’ capacities and capabilities, Burundi has been awarded the status of full member of the new Executive Board.

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Kieran Holmes successfully completes his term as head of the OBR


Agricultural inputs subsidized by revenues to more than 18.5 tonnes / year, while the bar did not exceed 6.4 tonnes before the activities of the OBR; livestock enriched; thermal plants subsidized by revenues totaling 14Milliards Burundian francs; investment being 100% of the construction of the Mpanda hydroelectric dam; the construction of a referral hospital in the province of Karusi; Grant price of fuel at the pump, etc.

4 Years leading the first semi-autonomous tax administration in Burundi (OBR)

OBR CG 2014

A transformational leader, that is what Mr Kieran HOLMES, the outgoing Commissioner General appears to be, after listening to the presentation he gave at his last press conference.

Assisted by the OBR Senior Management Team, the OBR Commissioner General started by giving a short presentation on what OBR has achieved since its inception to date both in terms of revenue collection and various other reforms introduced to facilitate trade. He added that when he joined OBR in June 2010, the administration had almost nothing by way of resources. There were no staff (only the executive and senior management team was appointed), a lot of corruption within the institution, most of the OBR activities were manual, there was significant resistance to change, no collaboration with the private sector and service delivery was extremely poor.

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