Technology and taxation: Unveiling a new world of opportunities but also challenges, at international socioeconomics conference
Digital finance is experiencing rapid evolution, with governments and economies becoming increasingly digitalised. For tax systems, the implications are profound. With opportunities and challenges….
Kenya is going digital to boost tax revenue – there are lessons to learn from other African countries
Many African tax authorities have weak capacity to raise revenue. From 1990 to 2020, sub-Saharan African…
Electronic tax administration: Insights from Rwanda where manual practices persist
The Rwandan government has been trying to digitalise the economy since 2015, however new evidence from ICTD reveals that not all are on board….
The promise and limitations of information technology for tax mobilisation
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….
Identity issues: Four challenges for digital IDs in Africa’s tax systems
From streamlining primary healthcare to amplifying agricultural outcomes, digital IDs matter. Here are some of the reasons why……
Ghana’s new e-levy: the sour, sweet and switches so far
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….