ATAF, AU lead economic recovery discussions for African countries
PRETORIA – The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and African Development Bank (AfDB) is gearing up for the 5th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue, with the theme ‘Post-Covid Taxation: Policy and Administrative Strategies for Mobilising Enhanced Domestic Taxes in Africa.’
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt around the African continent. The pandemic adversely impacted Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (DRM) in Africa.
HOW AND WHEN WILL THE CONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?
The virtual tax dialogue will take place from 5-6 May 2021. Participants can register by following this link: https://bit.ly/3niHuDs.
SOME OF THE ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are some of the best practices in terms of indirect tax measures that have facilitated the containment and mitigation of the impact of COVID-19?
- What measures can African countries put in place in order to pave the way towards economic recovery and growth post COVID-19?
- The role of indirect tax policy and administration in mitigating the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A balanced approach to tax policy and administration for economic stabilisation.
- Assessing and improving the performance of tax systems.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DIALOGUE:
- To create a platform for tax policymakers and tax administration officials on the continent to collaborate, on improving tax policy decisions that will impact DRM efforts.
- Improving African tax systems by sharing ideas, innovations and strategies successfully implemented in other jurisdictions.
- Enhancing the capacity of tax officials on the continent through interactions through conferences, networking, policy papers and one-on-one collaborations.
- Applying the science model to tax policies and administration.
- To assess and improve the performance of tax systems.
- Proffering solutions and sharing ideas on DRM strategies and initiatives, especially post-COVID-19 crisis.
The virtual conference promises to bring together tax policymakers, tax administrators, development partners, tax experts, academics, CSOs and research organization.