Database of African tax systems planned

A group of 25 African tax administration authorities have united under the Africa Tax Administrators Forum (ATAF), to boost economic development and good governance in Africa. ATAF plans to develop a joint database of African Tax systems, carry out capacity development events on international and domestic policy and administration issues through a new body, the African Tax Centre.

At the launch of the body, President Museveni urged tax collectors to wean African economies from reliance on foreign aid, by increasing their efficiency and collaboration. Uganda’s Finance Minister Syda Bbumba advised the tax administrators to share experiences and best practices to shore up, widen their taxes bases and boost domestic revenue mobilisation on the continent.

via Walter Wafula at