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ATAF/OECD Seminar: Advanced Tax Treaty Application Issues
Dear ATAF Members,
For your attention, kindly find attached an invitation to attend the joint ATAF/OECD Seminar: Advanced Tax Treaty Application Issues, which will take place in Pretoria, South Africa from 13 – 17 October 2014.
This Seminar will provide senior officials, who have a reasonable understanding of the application of tax treaties, with an opportunity to examine, in detail, relatively complex tax treaty application, interpretation and policy issues.
PLEASE NOTE that this Seminar does not follow on from the face-to-face workshop which is part of the blended learning course on Tax Treaties. This particular seminar is aimed at those senior officials who are adept with tax treaties and wish to broaden their knowledge.
We look forward to hosting you in Pretoria.
Tax and Development Short Course
Organised by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and ATAF.
Location: Brighton, UK
Duration: 26 - 29 January 2015
ICTD has launched a new short course on Tax and Development in partnership with IDS and ATAF. We are pleased to let you know that the call for applicants is now open until 25th October. Please share with your networks.
Closing date: Saturday 25 October 2014, 12:00 GMT.
This 4-day course on Tax and Development will enable practitioners and researchers to be brought up to speed with the current processes, initiatives and issues on taxation in developing countries, and to share knowledge amongst practitioners and researchers. The course is structured around sessions that combine knowledge sharing from tax experts with open discussions amongst participants to facilitate building networks and sharing experiences.
The trainers for this course are internationally recognised experts in the field of taxation, with a mix of excellent research and teaching records as well as extended practical experience in developing countries; they include Mick Moore (IDS/ICTD), Nara Monkam (ATAF), Tomas Balco (KIMEP University/ICTD), Philip Kargbo (Sierra Leone Revenue Authority).
The cost of the course, including lunch and tea/coffee on each of the four days, plus two evening dinners is £1,200 GBP.
All participants will need to cover their travel costs, accommodation and any other expenses.
Three scholarships are available to participants from developing countries on a competitive basis. They will cover the cost of the course, as well as travel and accommodation. To apply for such a scholarship you must send a motivation letter clearly stating the reasons for applying, in addition to the completed by Saturday 25 October 2014.
For more information please visit our Tax and Development Short Course webpage. http://www.ids.ac.uk/tax-course
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View ATAF Research Paper 2014
Veiw ATAF Annual Report 2012
Upcoming events in 2014:
5 – 7 February 2014: “ATAF Conference on Tax Administration for Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Africa”
Latest ATAF News
ATAF is pleased to announce the appointment of our new directors,
- Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Ms Ediretse Mokara (Botswana).
- Director of Institutional Development and Capacity Building, Mr Kennedy Onyonyi (Kenya)
- Director of Research, Dr Nara Monkam (Cameroon)
ATAF has signed new co-operation contracts and development partners in December 2013 they are as follows:
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH;
- Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD);
- Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO).
A powerful start to a thriving and exciting 2014!