Sharing Tax Knowledge in Africa

The ATAF’s Tax Administration Library (TAL) aims at providing African tax administrations with a platform to showcase and share amongst themselves and to the world their good practices, experiences and knowledge in tax matters. The main objective of TAL is to allow tax administrations to make available their publications on this platform so that they can preserve, enhance and develop good practices fostering the network among the 38 ATAF member countries and leveraging on existing solutions to improve tax administrations in Africa.

ATAF member’s Publication Platform Tax Administration Library – TAL

The ATAF’s Tax Administration Library (TAL) aims at providing African tax administrations with a platform to showcase and share amongst themselves and to the world their good practices, experiences and knowledge in tax matters. The main objective of TAL is to allow tax administrations to make available their publications on this platform so that they can preserve, enhance and develop good practices fostering the network among the 38 ATAF member countries and leveraging on existing solutions to improve tax administrations in Africa. Because there are great institutional strategic and operational variations with regard to tax administration on the continent, the TAL will be the repository of good practices in tax matters in Africa and it will assist in addressing issues including but not limited to the following categories: the modernization, the generalization, and the integration of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems; building the capacity of tax administrations; implementing an effective tax system for the informal sector; improving information sharing between tax administrations and government bodies; and, increasing cooperation between tax authorities across regions.

The performance of a particular tax administration can be improved by comparing it to the experience of other (African) countries, since it is always illuminating to look at institutions in comparable situations. By looking at other countries with similar problems, one can learn from examining how they have dealt with them. One way is to learn by observing the outcomes of alternative solutions used elsewhere, nonetheless, bearing in mind that there may not be a simple solution to our local problems that can be borrowed from somewhere else.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the huge number of invaluable documents that are produced by various tax administrations in Africa!

 

Disclaimer:
The views expressed in this Platform are those of the participating Tax Administrations in Africa and do not necessarily represent the views of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). The publications herein are the contributions of the African tax administrations and are published to share good practices, experiences and knowledge in tax matters in Africa, as well as to elicit comments and to further debate.

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The text and data in this electronic Library may be reproduced provided the source is cited. Reproduction for commercial purposes is forbidden. The intellectual property rights of each publication in the Library remain vested in the respective Tax Administration and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)’s has limited rights thereof. The ATAF’s Tax Administration Library (TAL) disseminates the findings of tax administration’s research, good practices, development experience and lessons learned in Africa, to encourage the exchange of ideas, peer-learning and innovative thinking among tax administrators, researchers, development practitioners, policy makers, and development partners. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the ATAF’ TAL are entirely those of the participating tax administrations and do not necessarily represent the view of ATAF or the countries they represent.

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