Osinbajo to open international conference on tax in Africa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (2)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Tuesday, open the 3rd International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA), which holds in Abuja from 26 to 29 September.

The ICTA, the flagship conference of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), has as its theme: “Building Strong Domestic Tax Regimes in Africa: Strengthening VAT, PIT and CIT.”

The conference will also celebrate and recognise the six African experts selected to serve on the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

Five of the six members are from ATAF member countries and two of these are on the ATAF Council.

They include Mr. Tunde Fowler (Nigeria), Chairperson of the ATAF Council; and Mrs Elfrieda Stewart Tamba (Liberia).

Their membership of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters is regarded as an acknowledgement of the sterling work of ATAF in transforming taxation in Africa and the expertise within its ranks.

Delegates and panellists to this year’s ICTA are expected to come from beyond ATAF 38-member countries, including from other revenue authorities and organisations such as the African Development Bank, the World Bank, OECD, International Tax Compact, GIZ, Tax Justice Network – Africa, ECOWAS and CREDAF.