The Resource Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries

Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries

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Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries
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Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries
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eng
Summary
The decline in foreign aid from developed countries and the slump in global oil prices have increased the focus on revenue diversification for a number of African countries. Consequently, a number of countries have focused on tax revenues and set ambitious budgetary goals. These ambitious tax revenue targets have prompted revenue authorities to embark on expansive tax drives in a bid to meet the set objectives. However, as is typical with hastily implemented plans, the tax revenues generated have, in some cases, fallen short of the set targets. Specifically, because value added tax (VAT) often represents the largest tax-based contribution to government revenues for developing economies, it is particularly important for these countries to ascertain the causes of the shortfalls in the VAT revenue that is generated. This shortfall in revenue i.e. the "VAT gap" is the overall difference between the potential VAT revenue of the underlying economic tax base and the actual VAT revenue collected. This paper seeks to identify some of the causes of the VAT gap and proposes tools to ameliorate the VAT gap
Geographic coverage
Africa
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no index present
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English
Literary form
non fiction
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IBFD White papers
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Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries
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Publication
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11 p.
Label
Revenue losses due to VAT gaps - a study of selected African countries
Publication
Extent
11 p.

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