The ICTD’s Government Revenue Dataset was used by Rajul Awasthi to demonstrate that India collects less revenue from personal income taxes than countries such as South Africa, South Korea, Russia, China and Brazil. Read the whole piece, titled “India’s ‘Billionaire Raj’ Era: Time to Reform Personal Income Tax.”
Development and Cooperation published a piece titled “Taxation serves sustainability”, which quotes three members of the ICTD team: CEO Mick Moore, Senior Fellow Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Catherine Ngina Mutava.
While 2015 marked the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs), the UN had already started preparing a new development agenda. At the Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development held in 2012 in Brazil, the UN member states decided to build on MDGs and spearhead a process to launch a broader and more comprehensive set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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On November 28th, the researchers from the ICTD, the African Tax Administration Forum, and the Rwanda Revenue Authority presented the results of their work to the Authority’s management. The research examined the impact of different methods of communication with taxpayers on their voluntary compliance. The research helped the RRA raise an additional $9 million in taxes for Rwanda.
Read the piece here: Enhanced Communication Key to Increased Tax Compliance
The Ghanaian Times covered the ICTD’s workshop on Gender and Tax in Africa, which was held in Accra in November.
Read the full piece: Develop Tax Policies to Benefit Women – African Governments Urged
The Ghana News Agency covered the ICTD’s workshop on Gender and Tax in Africa, which was held in Accra in November.
Read the piece: Tax Specialists Explore Ways to use Tax System to Benefit Women
The Business and Financial Times covered the ICTD’s workshop on Gender and Tax in Africa, which was held in Accra in November.
Read the full piece: Tax Practitioners Discuss Gender and Tax in Africa
The ICTD’s CEO Mick Moore was interviwed on KTN’s Business Today show. He discussed the inequity of tax systems in Africa, the scandal of tax exemptions given by governments to large companies, the need for more effective property taxation (especially in large cities), and the necessity for regional cooperation on international tax issues.
Watch the full interview HERE.