While property taxation constitutes a major revenue source for subnational governments, it remains one of the most underperforming in lower-income countries. This is but one example of how, in many countries, subnational governments’ revenue-raising efforts are frequently ineffective, inequitable, and unaccountable – particularly when it comes to property taxation. Ensuing results threaten countries’ ability to meet urgent spending needs and priorities.

Against this backdrop, the Addis Tax Initiative and the ICTD’s Local Government Revenue Initiative (LoGRI) are hosting a series of workshops to provide a space for exchange and hands-on advice on the design of property taxation policies. The first two workshops focussed on (i) discussing strategies for cost-effective property valuation systems; and (ii) re-thinking property identification and registration for taxation purposes.

The upcoming two workshops will once again bring together national and subnational policy decision-makers, representatives of governments, tax administrations, and relevant stakeholders from ATI partner countries with LoGRI representatives and other experts who will provide technical, administrative, and policy advice on core areas related to effective revenue generation through property taxation.

July 19th: Effective Information Technology (IT) Systems for Property Tax Administration

This workshop will take place from 15:00 to 16:45 CEST. Kindly register here.

Governments are increasingly using information technology (IT) to improve and simplify property tax administration. However, the full potential of these technologies remains unrealised due to technical challenges. This workshop will bring together government officials and experts to share expertise and practices to maximize the potential of IT systems for property tax administration.

July 20th: Building Taxpayer’s Trust, Compliance, and Public Support for Reform

This workshop will take place from 15:00 to 16:45 CEST. Kindly register here.

Property tax collection in lower-income countries faces challenges due to weak tax compliance and resistance. To encourage voluntary compliance and public support, governments should ensure fair administration, tangible benefits, and taxpayer voice in revenue use. This workshop will explore how governments can encourage higher levels of voluntary compliance and build needed public support for strengthening tax collection.

See the full programme for both workshops here.

The workshops will be held on Microsoft Teams with simultaneous interpretation from English into French and Spanish. You will receive an meeting invitation link to join by email from the ATI Secretariat. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Event Details
Past Event
19 July 2023 - 20 July 2023