Connect with IMF Institute

Taxpayer Registration (TPR)

Fiscal Policy

A fundamental initial step in administering taxes is taxpayer registration and numbering. Tax administrations must compile and maintain a complete database of businesses and individuals that are required by law to register. Registration and numbering of each taxpayer underpins key administrative processes associated with filing, assessment, payment and collection.

This course will deliver an overview of the essential elements of a high integrity registration process and register. It will explore the legal requirements of registration and the policies to support achievement of a high integrity taxpayer register. It will cover the design features of a good practice registration process, including how technology can be used to improve authentication and speed up processes. It will include risk and compliance strategies, highlighting the use of third-party data to identify unregistered taxpayers and provide practical guidance and techniques to ensure the data on the taxpayer register has high integrity and is maintained. A key focus will be the importance of continuous learning and adapting - looking at the use of smarter ways of delivering outcomes - analytics, behavioral insights, segmentation as examples.

Read More Topic : Fiscal Policy

    Target Audience

    Managers and senior staff working in the Taxpayer registration area.

    Back to top


    No formal qualifications are necessary, however participants should have at least five years' experience in a tax authority.

    Back to top

    Course Objectives

    The collection and delivery of the revenue for Government and the community is a critical role of tax administrators. This course aims to provide the participants with exposure to the fundamentals of effective and efficient registration management to deliver accurate collections and reduce the likelihood of taxpayers avoiding their obligations through  remaining unregistered, being uncontactable and not accurately recording the tax types they have obligations for.
    Knowing the participants in the tax system is a critical role of tax administrators, and positions for the delivery of an effective and efficient tax system.  This course has been developed to build your capabilities to aid in achieving a sustainable high integrity register that is fit for purpose for your country.

    Ultimately you should leave with the skills to build and maintain a sustainable high integrity register - with high quality data, that is effectively used to promote voluntary compliance, and enable effective enforcement action as appropriate.
    This course will position you to be able to train your staff and develop an approach to improve the registration processes within your organization.

    The course will include group participation, leading to each participating country developing an action plan to take back to their respective countries for consideration and implementation.

    Back to top

    Apply Now - Application deadline approaching:

    IMF offers online training to government officials and the public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Debt Management, Debt Reporting, and Investor Relations (DMIRx)

    English | April 30, 2024 - June 18, 2024 | Online Training | Course conducted online

    Apply online by May 21, 2024

    Macro-relevant Environment and Climate Change Statistics - Introductory Level

    English | July 29-31, 2024 | In-person Training | Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by May 22, 2024

    Nowcasting (NWC)

    English | July 1-12, 2024 | In-person Training | Ankara, Republic of Türkiye

    Apply online by May 24, 2024

    High-Frequency Indicators of Economic Activity (IEA)

    English | August 19-30, 2024 | In-person Training | Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by May 26, 2024