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Fiscal Policy

Taxpayer Registration (TPR)

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Session No.: SA 23.12

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: April 24-28, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Managers and senior staff currently working in the Taxpayer registration area or with potential to work in this area in future. It is desirable the participants have exposure of working in one or more of the four pillars of compliance: registration, filing, reporting and payment.

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

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    Course Description

    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 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. The course will cover the essential elements of registration process and a high-integrity taxpayer register in line with the best international practice. It will explore the legal requirements of registration including the policies to build a taxpayer register with adequate information about registered persons and maintaining accuracy of the registration database. It will also cover the design features of a good practice registration process, including how technology can be used to improve authentication and speed up processes. The course will include risk and compliance strategies and the use of third-party data to identify unregistered taxpayers.

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    Course Objectives

    This course has been developed to build capabilities of tax officers for achieving a sustainable high integrity taxpayer register that serves as the foundation for effective and efficient compliance management. Participants will gain 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. The course will include case studies and group participation, and encourage participating country teams to develop an action plan to take back to their respective countries for consideration and implementation.

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