African Tax Administration Forum workshop underway in Windhoek

24 Apr 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 24 APR (NAMPA) - The African Tax Administration Forum workshop, which reflects on strategies for more effective, efficient and improved tax systems in Africa, started in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The three-day workshop is also held in preparation for the 2020 African Tax Outlook publication edition, with 36 revenue administrations in Africa taking part, Namibia included.
The workshop will deliberate on assisting data collectors in the provision of relevant data, train new data collectors in the efficient use of the online African Tax Outlook (ATO) data portal and promote peer learning through the exchange of good practice in establishing data collection.
Senior Technical Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, Penda Iithindi said data does not have intrinsic value until it is used, which is only enabled through timely availability and ease of access.
“This workshop brings together compilers and editors of data from various countries to share experience to prepare ourselves for a quality statistical product by next year,” he said.
Iithindi added that the workshop would also showcase the wealth of information generated through the publication of the ATO and take stock of challenges and experience in revenue data activities.