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Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT)

Fiscal Policy

The training workshop, presentated by the TADAT Secretariat,  consists of presentations explaining (i) the design principle and purpose; (ii) the scoring methodology for each of the performance areas and indicators based on the TADAT Field Guide; (iii) the pre-assessment, assessment, and post-assessment phases of a TADAT diagnostic; and (iv) how a good PAR should be written.

In addition, there are discussion sessions where practice exercises and case studies mimicking real life situations are discussed. Finally, a one-hour TADAT online exam is conducted. Those who pass the exam (75% correct response) get a TADAT certificate. Participants with some international experience, can be invited to participate in conducting TADAT assessment in any other country.

TADAT provides a 360-degree diagnostic of the performance of a tax administration using nine performance areas which contain 28 indicators. The performance assessment should first be used at the national, system-wide level, to identify the key weaknesses and strengths that are generic to the entire tax administration as a whole. Thereafter, especially in a large country like India with a federal structure, regional variations can be identified by conducting guided assessments at the regional level to identify specific weaknesses in different regions.

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    Target Audience

    Senior and middle management revenue officials of CBDT and CBEC who will be able to use the TADAT methodology as a diagnostic tool to measure the strengths and weaknesses of the tax administration operations/functions.
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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have at least 5 years' experience in a revenue authority (CBDT or CBEC) at the middle management level.
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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to: - Understand the detailed methodology for conducting TADAT assessments. - Apply TADAT either as a an internal benchmarking tool in their own charge or may be invited to do peer-to-peer review for other jurisdictions.
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