Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is hosting the 1st ever Science Model Workshop in revenue administration in Africa, from 19th – 23rd Nov 2018 at Speke Resort Muyonyo.
Over 100 delegates from 38 African countries have joined Uganda to discuss the ‘Evolution of Science in Revenue Administration’.
URA has made a deliberate effort to embrace and leverage every possible avenue in enhancing tax compliance and expanding the country’s tax base.
It was officially opened by Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah.
Patrick Mukiibi the Ag. Commissioner General URA has noted that several efforts have been put in place to modernize revenue collection processes, develop staff competence and embrace new methods of doing business to enable the organization to realize its mandate.
As a key player in revenue mobilisation, science is one of the most effective compliance tools.
“It has become manifestly clear that science is going to become one of the most important pillars for revenue administrations in order to match the deliberate strategic shift by majority of the African Countries to become industrialized,” said Mukiibi.
This Science Model workshop therefore has created a platform that has brought together the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) member countries to share the Ugandan experience of applying scientific approaches in tax administration, and showcase the use of scientific and analytical tools and methods in complementing the conventional tax compliance initiatives.
URA says it is optimistic that this workshop will lay a strong foundation for continued application of Science in Tax Administration.
The workshop is organized under the auspices of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).