The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) elected a new governing Council to lead the organisation for the next two years at its recently ended fourth General Assembly held in Durban, South Africa. Nigeria, represented by Mr Babatunde Fowler the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) of Nigeria was elected chair of the Council. Other members of the Council elected were Mauritius as vice chair, Uganda, Burundi, Swaziland, Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania. South Africa holds a permanent seat on the ATAF Council.
African Tax Administration Forum elects new Council.pdf
ATAF is very proud of Anne Wanyangathi Maina, graduate of the 2014-2015 Executive Master's in Taxation Programme, for winning a Best Paper Award with her paper "Are presumptive taxes the answer to informal sector taxation in Kenya?" in the category "Tax Base Enhancement" at the 2nd KRA Annual Tax Summit (17-19 October 2016). Congratulations Anne Wanyangathi Maina, you have proven that there is always a reward for hard work and dedication. We hope that this will encourage other former and current EMT students to follow Anne Wanyangathi Maina's pace and to continue working on innovative research topics relevant to their sending institutions and identifying relevant platforms to share their research outcomes.
Consultancy opportunity at the ATAF Secretariat
Directorate: ATAF Research
Job function: Consultants
African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) will be embarking on a 2 to 3-year project on trade mispricing in order to guide countries on how to address trade mispricing issues in a targeted and effective way. The project will enable ATAF to technically assist its member countries in analysing and better understanding their country-specific challenges, identifying weaknesses and effectively addressing them. This will enhance the ability of the African countries to reduce illicit financial flows in line with the Sustainability Development Goals, and to better mobilise domestic resources for development.
ATAF Trade Mispricing Project_Advert.pdf
22 September 2016
The fourth African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) General Assembly is scheduled to be held in Durban, South Africa from 3-7 October 2016 as the continent's heads of tax administrations meet to map out ways of optimally leveraging Africa's untapped tax base. The conference will run under the theme: ""Harnessing the African Cash Economy: Contributing Towards Expansion of the African Tax Base."
African Tax Administration Forum
Regional Institutional Support Project on Public Financial Governance (RISPFG)
African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)
has received a grant from the African Development Fund to finance the
Regional Institutional Support Project on Public Financial Governance
2. The principal objectives of this project is
to: Promote efficiency, transparency and accountability in management of
public resources. The project specifically aims at supporting the
African Tax Administration Forum in strengthening the tax administration
reforms through technical assistance, knowledge and advisory services
and peer learning among community of tax practitioners in RMCs.
mode of Procurement to be used are: Quality Cost Based Selection
(QCBS), Least Cost Selection (LCS), Individual Consultants, and ATAF
Rules & Procedures.
3. The project includes the following components:
- Improving tax administration and domestic resource mobilization capacity.
- Project management support
Acquisition of the services for Consultants will follow the Bank's
Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations approved in October
2015 and ATAF Rules & Procedures. Bidding documents are expected to
be available in July 2016.
5. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting :
The African Tax Administration Forum
333 Grosvenor Street, 2nd Floor, Hatfield Gardens, Block G, Hatfield, RSA
Telephone: +27 12 451 8830
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND FINANCE
MOZAMBIQUE REVENUE AUTHORITY
GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF COMMON SERVICES
DIRECTORATE OF LOGISTICS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
International Public Tender Ref. No. 01/AT/16
SUPPLY, DELIVERY, TEST, IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF TAX
MACHINES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SGMF)
You can access the tender notice here
ATAF Statement on the Panama Papers
7 April 2016
The revelations this week on what is known as the Panama Papers has huge implications for tax and the debate on illicit financial flows from the African continent.
The Panama Papers are a leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world's fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The scale of the Panama leak is unprecedented and provides further evidence of the enormity of the tax lost through tax evasion. It further demonstrates the great need for African countries to take more action to counter the losses they are suffering due to tax evasion through individuals illegally moving funds out of African countries.
The current Executive Master's in Taxation (EMT) programme cooperation with BSEL and Witwatersrand University terminates at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year. The new EMT programme for 2016/2017 offered by ATAF and GIZ, supported by BMZ and EU, will commence at the end of 2016.
We will inform you on the application process and deadlines in due time after a tender process for the university cooperation, which is currently conducted by GIZ and ATAF, has been completed.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://emtaxation.org/
Revenue Statistics in Africa/Statistiques des Recettes Publiques en Afrique 1990-2014
1 April 2016
Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries
Tax revenues in African countries are rising as a proportion of national incomes, according to the inaugural edition of
Revenue Statistics in Africa. The report, which contains internationally comparable revenue data for eight African countries, accounting for almost a quarter of Africa's total GDP was launched on Sunday 3 April in Addis Ababa during the 2016 African Union (AU) – Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference of Ministers.