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The total projected income of eight Iranian state-owned banks, plus the Central Bank of Iran, has been put at 845.2 trillion rials ($20.09 billion) in the budget bill submitted to the parliament by President Hassan Rouhani, indicating an annual rise of more than 86 trillion rials ($2.04 billion) in revenue for the fiscal 2018-19.

These banks include Bank Melli Iran, Bank Sepah, Bank Keshavarzi (AgriBank), Bank of Industry and Mine, Export Development Bank of Iran, Post Bank of Iran, Tose'e Ta'avon Bank (Cooperatives Development Bank) and Bank Maskan–the agent bank of the housing sector.

The expenses of these banks, however, have been predicted to match their incomes at 820.2 trillion rials ($19.49 billion) in the annual budget bill.

President Rouhani submitted the budget on Sunday for the next fiscal year that begins on March 21, 2018. The plan strives to cut spending and increase the share of tax revenues as opposed to oil income, which has historically propped up the Iranian economy.

BMI, Iran's biggest bank by assets, predictably attracts the main bulk of the incomes and expenses at 316.8 trillion rials ($7.53 billion) and 316.3 trillion rials ($7.518 billion) respectively. The lender will have to pay about 125 billion rials ($2.97 million) in taxes in the next fiscal year.

The central bank, on the other hand, is expected to generate 67.4 trillion rials ($1.602 billion) in incomes against its expenses that are expected to reach 47.3 trillion rials ($1.12 billion). The monetary policymaker is expected to pay out just north of 5 trillion rials ($118.8 million) in taxes.

Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, respectively in charge of Cooperatives Development Bank and Post Bank, have been granted permission to increase the capitals of their respective banks by 5 trillion rials ($118.8 million) by tapping into their immovable properties after obtaining the green light from the Cabinet.


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