Summary Report – Eighth Africa Tax Dialogue

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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”

ITIC Signs Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam Tax Consultants Association

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On 25 July in Hanoi, the Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association (VTCA) and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) signed an agreement to cooperate on joint programs in Vietnam and ASEAN to advance common research and educational missions as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The fundamental aim of the joint programs is to foster mutual understanding and trust between government agencies and taxpayers. Continue reading “ITIC Signs Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam Tax Consultants Association”

Partho Shome, ITIC Board Member, leads Indian Tax Administration Reform Commission

On 26 January 2016, several leading Indian newspapers reported on a speech by Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley at the Platinum Jubilee celebration of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

Referring to the report of the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) chaired by Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Minister Jaitley said, “The Shome Committee report…has suggested reforms in tax administration…(it) has given several recommendations that we are at a very advanced stage of looking into.” There was widespread media speculation that the Finance Minister would address TARC recommendations in the forthcoming Union (national) Budget on 28 February. Continue reading “Partho Shome, ITIC Board Member, leads Indian Tax Administration Reform Commission”

ITIC Establishes Presence in Africa

ITIC has strengthened its presence in Africa by launching an affiliate office in Lagos, Nigeria with Mr. Reggie Mezu, a long-time ITIC Senior Advisor, who will serve as ITIC’s Africa representative and lead ITIC’s growing programs in the region.

ITIC President Daniel Witt said, “Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the fastest growing regional economies in the world. The tax, regulatory and governance challenges are among the biggest obstacles to unleashing further growth and development.”

Reggie Mezu added, “Having an ITIC presence in Africa will provide a strong platform to build new partnerships with public-sector stakeholders and industry groups to further advance ITIC’s missions and programs throughout Africa.”