Ahead of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework plenary in Paris, we published a policy brief by Martin Hearson and a working paper by Solomon Rukundo. Tax Notes covered Solomon Rukundo’s working paper on “Addressing the Challenges of Taxation of the Digital Economy: Lessons for African Countries”, in their news story on January 29. Read the article here.
The Economist article “African governments are trying to collect more tax” mentions our research on effective corporate tax rates in Ethiopia and our research on taxing wealthy individuals in Uganda. Read the article here. Read the brief of the Ethiopia research here and the brief on lessons from the Uganda Revenue Authority on taxing high net worth individuals here.
Our book, Taxing Africa, was selected as 1 of the 3 best books on Africa in 2019 by Foreign Affairs editors and book reviewers. See the full list of books here.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was featured in various Nigerian newspapers: The New Telegraph, The Nation, and Business Day.
We held the third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja earlier this month. Dr. Fowler, Executive Chairman of FIRS, gave the opening remarks and spoke with journalists about an online purchase tax, as a lot of products purchased online and delivered to homes across the country were not taxed. Read the articles by The Nation, Punch Nigeria, and The Daily Post.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was mentioned in an article by the Leadership newspaper: “FIRS Moves To Optimise Digital Tax Collection” by Blessing Bature.
The third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network took place earlier this month at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. A number of researchers and policy makers gathered to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of FIRS, gave the opening remarks at the conference and was quoted in The Guardian Nigeria, All Africa, and Vanguard Nigeria.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was featured on Channels Television for 2:30 minutes on the 6th of December. Watch the segment below:
This month, we announced a new a 3-year research and capacity building program on tax in relation to digital financial services, and their use, as well as digital ID infrastructure, in enabling low-income countries to more efficiently and equitably raise tax revenue. Padili Mikomangwa wrote about the new research project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in their article “Africa’s digital finance research gets Bill and Melinda Gates funding“.
ICTD CEO Mick Moore was the keynote speaker at the final session of the Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen discussion series on “Billions from Betelnut? Taxation, Growth, and Governance“. The discussion was featured in various media outlets online and in print:
The National: Tech, tax’s game changer
Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development, recently published a blog responding to Allison Christians’ criticisms of the BEPS Inclusive Framework. Tax Notes’ Stephanie Soong Johnston shared the blogs in the latest article, “OECD Tax Official Defends BEPS Inclusive Framework Process“. The blogs were also featured in Law360 and TPNews.