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Commencement of the 2014 ATAF Online Course on Introduction to Tax Audit
Commencement date of the online course
The application period is will be closed tonight at 23.59 (07/21/2014)
Notifications to those who have been accepted will be sent out before the 28 July 2014
The course will begin on the 4 August 2014
Online course duration:
3 Months (Approximately 4 hours per lesson, and 1 lesson per week)
The introductory course will enhance the knowledge base of participants and set the basis for participation in more advanced auditing and tax related technical events organised by ATAF. Although this introductory course is more suited entry level officials however is not limited as all are welcome to participate. This course is offered at no cost for member states.
This online course was developed by the African Tax Administration Forum with support and funding from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
To apply, you will need an up-to-date CV, a motivational letter, as well as a consent form from your direct Manager/Supervisor.
The online course module is an introductory course on and is offered free of charge to to ATAF member states.
ATAF, in collaboration with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), is pleased to invite you to a
“Seminar on the ATAF Practical Guide on Exchange of Information for Developing Countries” to be held in Pretoria, South Africa on 28 – 30 July 2014.
Over the last year there has been a global evolution resulting in a sense of urgency to develop a new pillar of exchange of information based on automatic exchange. Through their understanding of the risks and benefits associated with automatic exchange of information, this seminar will greatly assist members to gauge their readiness in the progression from exchange of information on request to automatic exchange.
Facilitated by Mr. RC Terblanche, this seminar is orientated towards providing a general understanding of:
- The various legal instruments available to ATAF members for exchange of information (EoI) for tax purposes (bilateral, regional and multilateral);
- The key principles governing EoI and the various forms of exchange;
- How to operate exchange of information in an effective manner while respecting taxpayer’s rights and, in particular, the tax confidentiality of information exchanged;
- All the practical aspects of exchange of information, including organization, procedures and processes to ensure the confidentiality of information exchanged, the role of tax auditors in exchange of information, training and awareness, etc.
The seminar will also focus on a number of practical examples drawn from the experience of members’ tax administrations.
- Seminar on the ATAF Practical Guide on Exchange of Information for Developing Countries Provisional Agenda - 26/06/2014
Practical Guide Download
- A Practical Guide on Exchange of Information for Developing Countries (web version)
- Guia Prático sobre Intercâmbio De Informação para os Países Em Desenvolvimento (web version)
- Guide Pratique sur L'echange de Renseignements a L'attention des Pays en Voie de Developpement (for web)
Welcome back. What's new?
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!