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Fiscal Policy

Virtual : Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT)

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Session No.: JV 22.20V

Location: Vienna, Austria

Date: May 23-27, 2022 (1 week)

Delivery Method: Virtual Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Mid-level to senior tax/revenue administration officials from domestic tax/revenue administrations, ministries of economy and finance or equivalent that deal with revenue/tax issues, subnational tax administrations, national audit offices, and capacity development providers assisting with tax/revenue administration or public finance reforms.

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    Relevant experience in tax/revenue administration or capacity development assistance areas or projects related to revenue/tax/public finance reform issues.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented under the auspices of the Fiscal Affairs Department, is designed to equip participants with thorough knowledge of the TADAT methodology, tax administration international good practice, and the necessary professional skills to conduct formal or internal/self-benchmarking TADAT assessments. Further, the training program participants are guided in: (i) the interpretation assessment results and their use as input to strengthen or update tax administration reform strategies and work plans; and (ii) how TADAT metrics can be incorporated into day-to-day tax administrations’ performance monitoring and evaluation systems as well as using the TADAT assessment results as a baseline. Trainers will use practice exercises depicting real field scenarios to illustrate the application of the TADAT methodology.  Analytical models derived from the TADAT assessment results will demonstrate the potential use of the TADAT framework to improve taxpayer compliance management. An exam (with a 75 percent pass mark) is offered for participants interested in being certified as TADAT-trained persons or assessors, depending on eligibility criteria.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of tax administration international good practices.
    • Understand the use of the TADAT measurement metrics to assess the performance of a country’s system of tax administration.
    • Write components of a quality TADAT Performance Assessment Report (PAR). Interpret TADAT assessment results holistically.
    • Understand associations/linkages between the various TADAT measurable dimensions and how they might impact each other and tax administration reform efforts.
    • Use TADAT assessment results as inputs into developing or strengthening tax administration reform strategies and work plans.
    • Identify the essential elements of and how to manage an assessment team and stakeholder dynamics.
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