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National Income Accounting

This section presents itemized lists of taxes and dues paid in the rural and urban sectors of the economy, as collected and registered by the national state’s administration. In each of the lists, taxes are calculated, paid and recorded using the local national currency and measuring units. A second category included here are lists representing national budgets, which also may include either income collected from the state domain, including natural resources, and the expenditures effected by the state. The goal of collecting and measuring national income and output is ultimately to be used in estimating GDP and GNP.