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RA-GAP VAT Gap Estimation Model (VGAPx)

VGAPx

This online course, presented by the Fiscal Affairs Department, provides instruction on how to prepare and execute VAT gap estimation model (VGEM) of the IMF’s Revenue Administration Gap Analysis Program (RA-GAP). The course is broken into five modules covering: an overview of the VAT gap modeling framework; using the VAT gap estimation model; measuring actual VAT; constructing the potential VAT base; and running the model, interpreting the results, and troubleshooting.

Read More Topic : Fiscal Policy

    Target Audience

    Officials in ministries of finance and revenue administrations involved in tax gap and revenue performance analysis.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have strong familiarity with government finances, value-added tax (VAT) design, and at least an intermediate level of familiarity with national accounts. Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills and access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection with a Google Chrome web browser are essential.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Prepare the data inputs for VGEM.
    • Produce and interpret the results from VGEM.
    • Diagnose and correct for errors that might be effecting the results.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    May 1, 2022 April 15, 2023 Course conducted online OL 22.160 French Apply online by March 4, 2023
    May 1, 2022 April 15, 2023 Course conducted online OL 22.161 Spanish Apply online by March 4, 2023
    May 1, 2022 April 15, 2023 Course conducted online OL 22.152 English Apply online by March 4, 2023
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    Videos

    RA-GAP - Tax Gap Analysis Video

    This new course provides instruction on how to prepare the data for and execute the VAT gap estimation model (V-GEM) of the IMF’s Revenue Administration Gap Analysis Program (RA-GAP).

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