Tuesday, May 07, 2013

UK government to assist Tanzania and Ethiopia in tax collection

(May 2013, (HMRC))--New capacity building projects working with the Tanzanian and Ethiopian governments are to assist them to put in place more effective tax administration and help them collect the taxes which they are owed.

The government’s new tax capacity building programme, the Developing Countries Capacity Building Unit, is to set up the projects working with both countries in partnerships to strengthen their tax administrations. The unit is funded by The Department for International Development (DFID) and run by HMRC.

Through the new programmes HMRC and the Tanzanian and Ethiopian authorities will work together to tailor HMRC best practice to the infrastructure and resources available to help these countries in order to strengthen their tax administrations and bring in the tax that they are due.

The Developing Countries Capacity Building Unit will start work in the summer with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and will begin a second phase of HMRC’s successful twinning with Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA).

Since 2010 there has been an annual 40% increase in revenue collection in Ethiopia, supported by the first phase of HMRC’s partnership with the Ethiopian authorities. Read more from HM Revenue & Customs » 

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