Analyses of Iranian regime's 2020 budget, spend on military
By Armin Baldwin
The analysis of the budget of the Islamic Republic has several dimensions. The technical details calculated in the 2020 budget leaves no doubt that the Islamic Republic will face a budget deficit. The Rouhani government, however, has tried to cover this deficit with tax and fuel price hikes. Institutions affiliated with Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei and the IRGC pay less than 1 percent of the country's total tax, despite a 10 percent share of Iran's economy.