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May 2024|
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Tax incentives for digital payments – Lessons for African tax administration organisations

by Lucia Rossel & Fabrizio Santoro

Are digital payment tax incentives delivering on the promise of increased tax revenuue? A comprehensive comparative compilation of experience in Africa, Asia and America….

May 2024|
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Ethiopia’s national digital ID: A breakthrough for tax system transformation?

by Seid Yimam Mohamed & Fabrizio Santoro

Fayda, Ethiopia’s new digital identification (ID) system, comes with big potential for the country’s tax administrations,…

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March 2024|
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Broadening the tax horizon through information: the power of third-party data for African tax administrations

by Lucia Rossel & Fabrizio Santoro

It is fair to say that taxation cannot exist without information. To calculate taxes and enforce…

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December 2023|
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The digitalisation journey of tax administrations – Insights from the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) Conference

by Fabrizio Santoro

The fundamental challenge in tax digitalisation lies in shifting focus away from the mere implementation of technology. Instead, a clear strategic vision is needed to define the problems and goals digitalisation aims to address whilst also holistically mapping and analysing constraints….

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September 2023|
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Technology and taxation: Unveiling a new world of opportunities but also challenges, at international socioeconomics conference

by Ludovic Bernad & Fabrizio Santoro

Digital finance is experiencing rapid evolution, with governments and economies becoming increasingly digitalised. For tax systems, the implications are profound. With opportunities and challenges….

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August 2023|
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Kenya is going digital to boost tax revenue – there are lessons to learn from other African countries

by Celeste Scarpini & Fabrizio Santoro

Many African tax authorities have weak capacity to raise revenue. From 1990 to 2020, sub-Saharan African…

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July 2023|
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Electronic tax administration: Insights from Rwanda where manual practices persist

by Fabrizio Santoro & Kelbesa Megersa

The Rwandan government has been trying to digitalise the economy since 2015, however new evidence from ICTD reveals that not all are on board….

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May 2023|
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The promise and limitations of information technology for tax mobilisation

by Oyebola Okunogbe, Fabrizio Santoro & Celeste Scarpini

As digital technologies continue to gain momentum in lower-income countries, tax authorities are increasingly adopting technology solutions to improve their core functions and to collect revenue more efficiently….

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November 2022|
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Identity issues: Four challenges for digital IDs in Africa’s tax systems

by Fabrizio Santoro, Moyo Arewa & Celeste Scarpini

From streamlining primary healthcare to amplifying agricultural outcomes, digital IDs matter. Here are some of the reasons why……

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August 2022|
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Ghana’s new e-levy: The sour, sweet and switches so far

by Fabrizio Santoro, Mary Abounabhan & Awa Diouf

Introduced in May 2022, Ghana’s e-levy is a 1.5 per cent tax on the transfer amount of electronic transactions. The objective is to improve tax revenues by tapping into fast-growing digital financial services (DFS). However, many exemptions are applied to the tax design….