Summary Report – Eighth Africa Tax Dialogue


Hosted by ITIC, in cooperation the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), over 60 tax officials, leading academic specialists and private-sector representatives from 18 countries convened in Cape Town on 15-17 November 2016 for the Eighth Africa Tax Dialogue to discuss the balance between domestic revenue mobilization and enhancing the investment climate. Continue reading “Summary Report – Eighth Africa Tax Dialogue”

GST in India: An Update

In August 2016, the Indian Constitution was amended to empower both the center and the states to levy and collect goods and services tax (GST). The GST Council is a constitutional body created to steer the GST implementation; it is made up of Finance Ministers from the center and the states, and it is chaired by the Union Finance Minister. The GST Council recently announced that GST will be rolled out on 1 July 2017. Continue reading “GST in India: An Update”

Tax Policy Symposium in Washington, DC


Over the years, ITIC has cooperated with the Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), a Washington, DC, association of top corporate tax officers. The Tax Council Organizes high-quality events that bring together excellent speakers addressing the most relevant current and future taxation issues.

We thought that you and/or your colleagues might be interested in attending their upcoming 18th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, Tax Policy in Transition: Diverging Views in a Converging World, on 16-17 February at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. For the most up-to-date information on the conference, including how to register and the program agenda, please click here.

For quick reference, the conference brochure can be viewed here.

The Basis for the Harmonization of VAT and Excise Taxes in SADC

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) aims to become a Free Trade Area, Customs Union, Common Market, and Monetary Union through the introduction of the single currency, with support for regional integration by Member States utilizing the basic elements of fiscal policy coordination and harmonization.

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