Official: Iran Can Export Software Worth $1b Annually
Iran is capable of exporting software worth one billion dollar annually through the government's support, managing director of the Software Exports Development and Research Company, Parviz Naseri, was quoted as saying by the Iranian News Agency as saying.
Naseri told a group of directors involved in the software industry in order to fulfill this capacity, there should be efforts to establish active links with foreign countries.
According to a study published by the Information Society of Iran (ISI), the governed Higher Council of Information (HCI) proposed late 1999 a tax exemption for Iranian hardware and software industry.
According to the proposal, "productive activities" will be totally exempt from tax for 4 to 10 years.
Software development, said the study, has not been officially considered to be a "productive activity" yet -- Albawaba.com
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