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Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750815.084

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

This study indentifies some of the taxation problems most frequently encountered by Fund member countries in sub-Saharan Africa and seeks solutions that may be useful to either the region as a whole or to groups of...

Presumptive Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Presumptive Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Presumptive Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 1996/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helaway Tadesse , and Günther Taube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451842135

Keywords: taxation, presumptive taxation, tax liability, tax authorities, tax evasion

Considering the need to broaden the tax base and to increase tax revenue in an efficient, equitable, and cost-effective manner, this paper analyzes presumptive taxation methods and their application in sub-Saharan...

Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa : Effects of Economic Policies and Corruption

Volume/Issue: 1998/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451855685

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, taxation, tax ratio, government expenditure

An analysis of data for 39 sub-Saharan African countries during 1985–96 indicates that the variations in tax revenue-GDP ratios within this group are influenced by economic policies and the level of corrupti...

Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matthias Vocke , and Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451858204

Keywords: diamond, mining, nonrenewable resource, optimal taxation, diamond mining, taxation, tax rates, fiscal revenue, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources

This paper provides an overview of diamond mining in sub-Saharan African countries, and explores the reasons for substantial differences in their tax rates and fiscal revenues from the sector, which mainly arise fr...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...

STATISTICAL TABLES

STATISTICAL TABLES »

Source: Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

Table 1. Selected Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa: Surface Area, Population, Per Capita Income, and Openness (Imports-Gross Domesti...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

This study identifies some of the taxation problems most frequently encountered by Fund member countries in sub-Saharan Africa and seeks solutions that may be useful either to the r...

II Summary of Conclusions

II Summary of Conclusions »

Source: Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

In evaluating the adequacy of the tax systems of the sub-Saharan African countries, care should be taken to consider the trade-offs occurring during the period in which the systems have taken shape. These tr...

III Taxation of Imports

III Taxation of Imports »

Source: Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

Introduction Most countries in the region still rely heavily on the taxation of imports for revenue; this reliance reflects the inadequacies of other tax bases and the countries’ rel...

IV Taxation of Consumption

IV Taxation of Consumption »

Source: Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

Introduction Like countries in other regions of the world, sub-Saharan African countries are using several tax instruments to collect revenue from domestic consumption....