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Mobile money agent in Cameroon
June 2024|
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Why Cameroon’s mobile money agents are struggling to increase revenue

by Alphonse Noah & Ruth Tacneng

After the introduction of a tax on mobile money transactions in 2022, mobile money agents in Cameroon have been experiencing a decline in their revenues amid fierce competition, a proliferation of fraud and scams, and liquidity management challenges….

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….

Detail of chinese yuan 100 notes or bills
May 2024|
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China and Tax Administration Revelations: book review by Mick Moore

by Mick Moore

I have come to expect that good research into how China’s government organisations actually function is…

Medium shot of a women selling produce in the Saris market, Ethiopia (2020)
March 2024|
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In search of equality: Can taxes be good advocates?

by Sripriya Iyengar Srivatsa

Over the last two years, I have been travelling to Ethiopia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone to…

Online business database
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…

Tyrico beach and the mountains, El Cerro De Las Cuevas
December 2023|
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When does tax administration become a constitutional issue?

by Mick Moore

Tax and law courts are not strangers. In fact, courts are often called to adjudicate the…

Image of tax return form on a computer screen
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….

Group of seated women using mobile phones
November 2023|
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Unpacking Zambia’s proposed mobile money levy: Lessons and considerations

by Hannelore Niesten

As Zambia’s proposed e-levy on mobile money transfers takes shape, policymakers would be prudent to consider the lessons learnt by other African countries…

Street scene with corner shop
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….

Nairobi skyline at sunset with a billboard that says eTims and features a woman in a red dress.
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…

Screenshot of home page of the digital financial services (DFS) tax map website
July 2023|
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ICTD’s new web portal on taxation of digital financial services in Africa

by Awa Diouf & Hannelore Niesten

Across Africa, the rapid growth of digital financial services (DFS) has led to increased interest in effectively taxing these services. The DFS TaxMap is a dynamic web portal in English and French tracking the diverse approaches to DFS taxation….

Tax official registers a female small business owner on the street
July 2023|
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Helping Politicians to Break Bad Tax Habits

by Mick Moore

Politicians have many bad tax habits. These include using tax inspections to punish political opponents; ensuring…