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Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT)


Session No.: SA 20.06

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: February 24-28, 2020 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Senior and middle management officials of CBIC 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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    Participants are expected to have at least 5 years' experience in tax administration at the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) or an equivalent organization.
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    Course Description

    TADAT provides a 360-degree diagnostic of the performance of a tax administration using nine performance areas which contain a total of 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.The accreditation workshop, presented 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 Performance Assessment Report 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 exam is conducted. Those who pass the exam (75 percent correct response) will receive a TADAT accreditation certificate. Participants who both pass the exam and have some international advising experience, will be issued with a TADAT Assessor's certificate and can be invited to participate in conducting TADAT assessments in any other country.
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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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