We want to advance the role of taxation in African governance

ATAF serves as an African network that aims at improving tax systems in Africa through exchanges, knowledge dissemination, capacity development and active contribution to the regional and global tax agenda.

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ATAF serves as an African network that aims at improving tax systems in Africa through exchanges, knowledge dissemination….

How can revenues be raised from the informal sector? Poll results on NEXUS

PRETORIA – The African Tax Administration Forums (ATAF) conducted a poll on social media platforms Twitter and LinkedIn to ask the question ‘COVID-19 showed the disparities in Africa. How can revenues be raised from the informal sector?’

OUTCOME STATEMENT: 6th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue recommends African governments to implement progressive investment-related reforms to leverage AfCFTA

The NEXUS meeting urged African governments to implement progressive investment-related reforms to increase local and international trade that will leverage AfCFTA and boost Domestic Resource Mobilisation.

ATAF Cross Border Taxation Technical Committee elects new leader amid ongoing discussions on the proposed global tax rules

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)’s 29th Cross Border Taxation (CBT) Technical Committee Meeting unanimously elected Ms Mercy Mbithi from the Kenya Revenue Authority as the Chair of the CBT.

New study by ATAF tackles gender inequality in Africa’s tax sector

A new study published by ATAF delves into gender considerations in the development of tax policies in member countries as a first step towards achieving tax parity across genders.

Eswatini Revenue Service empowered to audit the telecommunication sector

The training provided the tax auditors with a deeper understanding of the sector which will enable them to effectively audit the telecommunication sector.

ATAF’s Logan Wort stresses the importance of tax transparency

Speaking at the 11th Africa Initiative meeting in Nairobi Kenya, Mr. Wort noted that the continent has been negatively affected by tax transparency on IFFs disproportionate to the rest of the world.

ATAF and the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law conclude a Memorandum Of Agreement

The first major event in the pipeline is a joint technical and consultative webinar, which will be held on 23 June 2022, and will engage experts on the African continent to provide input into the first draft of the background paper for the project and the draft agenda.

Decrease in taxpayer compliance costs with the establishment of Madagascar RA’s new national call centre

In order to improve tax revenue mobilization, the Madagascar Revenue Authority has embarked on a series of legislative, administrative, and institutional reforms in recent years.

Do Resource-Rich Countries Get a Fair Share of Mineral Exports? Insights from their governments

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ATAF prepares for African Multidisciplinary Tax Journal V2

The second volume of the AMTJ contains 16 papers, featuring 27 authors from diverse backgrounds including African Tax administrations, Ministries of Finance, academia, policymakers private sector, and researchers.

Our Upcoming Events

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) hosts various events annually including revenue forecast conferences, training managers’ meetings and master classes for tax administrators amongst others. For more about our events and information contact MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Miss Refilwe Pitjeng – ATAF Communications Coordinator Email: rpitjeng@ataftax.org Phone number: +27 66 217 9126 Mr Thulani Shongwe – ATAF Manager: International Tax Email: tshongwe@ataftax.org Phone number: +27 83 271 6033

Our Services

We offer training and networked tax expertise that combines best practice with a history of delivering support to our members. Tax administration, customs and macroeconomic data are examples of services offered to members. We host an extensive databank which includes describes tax administrative, customs, and macroeconomic data of a wide array of African countries.

ATAF Experts Database

The ATAF Experts Database aims at building a mass of experts who can be involved in ATAF activities on an ad hoc or needs basis and assist the ATAF Secretariat in implementing Strategic Plan activities in technical assistance, research and capacity development to ultimately strengthen African tax systems for adequate domestic resource mobilisation.

Our Tax Programmes

Our tax programmes include the Cross Border Taxation Technical Committee (CBT) which ensures changes to the global tax rules are fit for purpose in Africa and technical assistance work which increases domestic resource mobilisation and establishes Africa’s voice in the international tax environment Our programmes also advise regions on technicalities such as audit, investigations and collection functions.

African Multidisciplinary Tax Journal

ATAF databank is a synopsis of one of ATAF’s online data platform called the African Tax Outlook (ATO) data portal which displays and describes tax administrative, customs, and macroeconomic data of a wide array of African countries. This data is used every year to produce the annual editions of the ATO publication and related research papers.

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.