Broke Iran Plans Stiff Taxes

That should endear the state to the people


Iran is bankrupt and the regime is mulling drastic measures to keep the economy afloat, an official from an opposition movement said Wednesday, citing what he claimed were leaked documents. …

The document also put the unemployment rate for those aged between 15 and 29 at 38.8 percent.

Another document from Iran's Supreme National Security Council dated April 10 evoked a 20 percent tax on bank accounts, food rations and putting the banking sector directly under the charge of the Guardians of the Revolution.