Government Revenue in Burundi

The Republic of Burundi’s revenue is mainly inform of the following

  • Domestic revenues
  • Customs revenue
  • Non-fiscal revenues

 Challenges in revenue collection

  • High levels of  alleged corruption in   revenue collection system
  • Inadequate capacity and technical skills
  • Poverty among the taxpayers
  • Revenue under performance
  • Lack of Transparency in the usage of taxes
  • Inadequate record keeping by the authorities.
  • Tax payer’s compliance
  • Businesses are largely informal
  • Ignorance about rights and obligations.
  • Low tax base due to low economic activities.
  • Lack of accountability in public utilities and goods.
  • Resistance to change

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