Afghanistan Gets Tough On Taxes

Afghanistan Gets Tough on Taxes

Afghanistan is cracking down on tax evasion to repair its finances as the country’s economy struggles with renewed violence and the withdrawal of the huge coalition presence that fed business for years.

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