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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ATAF shall promote efficient and effective tax administration to improve the living standards of the people of Africa.
ATAF strives to provide a platform to improve the performance of tax administration in Africa. Better tax administration will enhance economic growth, increase accountability of the state to its citizens, and more effectively mobilise domestic resources​

​​Our Mandate

In implementing its Mission, ATAF shall​​​​:

  • Improve the capacity of African tax administrations to achieve their revenue objectives;
  • Advance the role of taxation in African governance and state building;
  • Provide a voice for African tax administrations; and
  • Develop and support partnerships between African countries and development partners.​

Our Valu​​​es

ATAF adheres to the following values:

  • Dedication towards consolidating and strengthening stakeholder relations in order to advance African tax reform;
  • Integrity by promoting adequate and effective systems of internal controls, risk management and good financial governance;
  • Equity extended to all members to access high-quality learning resources and opportunities;
  • Mutual respect in contributing towards a better Africa through a better understanding of the various tax policies and reforms;
  • Courtesy afforded to all members to ensure that they jointly represent African interests internationally in promoting that the continent speaks with one voice on tax issues; and
  • Loyalty to all members and development partners to continuously sustain the development.

Obje​​​ctives of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

The following strategic objectives have been defined for 2013 – 2015:

  • Establishing a well-functioning international organisation;
  • Building capable African tax administrations that develop, share and implement best practices;
  • Becoming the African voice on tax issues to inform and influence the global dialogue;
  • Fostering sustainable partnerships with stakeholders; and
  • Improving good governance and accountability between state and citizens.