Advances in Tax Administration, Taxation and Public Finance
The economic and political struggles of countries in the process of transition from centrally planned systems to market based systems are enormous.
This specialist programme in “Advances in Tax Administration, Taxation and Public Finance” is designed for developing economies, and not only focuses on the economic, legal, political and sociological problems these economies face during the transition period, but also addresses the dramatic changes that have to be made to the accounting and financial systems.
The programme utilises a series of case studies from over 24 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa to analyse best practices in tax administration systems and the accounting and financial system reform efforts that have and are being made.
The programme reviews the experiences of several countries’ tax administrations that have successfully created specialised departments exclusively to deal with large taxpayers, and identify good practices in the area. It reviews the entire process of tax administration from initial planning through to implementation, in order to identify key factors for successful implementation.
The programme is ideal for tax administrators at the early stages of the transition process, and also for administrators who have already implemented such units to identify areas for upgrading or to develop well-timed remedial instruments.
- Become better aware of basic information about the relationship between bureaucracy, corruption and tax administration.
- Understand tax evasion strategies in developing economies and ways of overcoming them.
- Understand some of the economic and political criteria for applying tax evasion strategies in developing economies.
- Become committed to international tax laws and public finance legislations.
- Become aware of the various tax policy instruments and their uses.
- Develop an understanding of the economic incentives, opportunities and obstacles of implementing large tax payer units.
- Develop basic knowledge of management of large tax payers and dealing with the subsequent issues of compliance.
- Understand tax administration strategies in the twenty-first century and the new sustainable approaches to managing large tax payer schemes.
Who should attend
This programme is highly recommended for national, regional and local tax administrators; public financial controllers; commissioners of tax; top executive officers of inland revenue offices and other policy makers with public finance duties.