In the Central Bank's Annual Report for 2022, the government's revenues witnessed a notable surge of 38%, soaring from Rs 1,484 billion to Rs 2,013 billion.
A closer examination of the revenue breakdown reveals that a substantial portion of this growth stems from increments in Value Added Tax (VAT), Personal Income Tax and Corporate Tax, which experienced respective increments of Rs 155 billion and Rs 212 billion.
Improving fiscal consolidation will be of paramount importance as Sri Lanka advances in its IMF program.
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