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Zim suspends plans to introduce VAT
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Zim suspends plans to introduce VAT

Plans by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to introduce a 15% Value Added Tax on basic commodities have been shelved following the withdrawal of Statutory Instrument 20 of 2017. This victory for Zimbabweans and CSO activists follows public outcry against the imposition of the new levy which came into effect on 1…

Zimbabwe introduces 15% VAT on Basic Commodities
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Zimbabwe introduces 15% VAT on Basic Commodities

Move is a step backwards in the fight against global inequality It is a proven fact that Value Added Tax (VAT) is a regressive tax which burdens the poor more than the rich. Overall, this is true for all consumption or indirect taxes of which VAT, customs and excise duties are some of the indirect taxes.  According to…

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UNCTAD CSO XIV Forum: Investment & Tax Treaties– Impact on domestic policy space & revenue mobilization

Organizers: Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), Tax Justice Network- Africa (TJN-A) ActionAid International (AAI) Date: Thursday, 21 July, 11:30 to-1:00pm Short description: There is a widespread consensus across multilateral and development institutions that “harmful tax competition” and the ensuing tax incentives to attract FDI are detrimental to enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilisation. However, it is…

WTO betrays its weakest members, charts new path
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WTO betrays its weakest members, charts new path

The prospects of Africa receiving a fair hearing at the 10th WTO ministerial hosted on its soil, Nairobi, Kenya, suffered a major setback as the declaration from the ministerial showed a betrayal of its weakest members and the charting of a new path departing from the Doha Development Agenda *writes Kwesi Obeng. East Africa’s economic…

10-11 November 2015: The 2nd  UNECA sub-regional workshop on curbing illicit financial flows from Africa
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10-11 November 2015: The 2nd UNECA sub-regional workshop on curbing illicit financial flows from Africa

The second UNECA sub-regional workshop on curbing illicit financial flows from Africa will take place in Accra, Ghana. The workshop will be chaired by President Thabo Mbeki and seeks to bring together senior policymakers from West and Central Africa as well as CSO representatives. TJN-A’s Executive Director, Alvin Mosioma, will be making a presentation on…

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Press conference on Kenya-Mauritius double tax agreement – Nov 2 2015

October 29, 2015 INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE ON LEGAL CHALLENGE TO KENYA/MAURITIUS DOUBLE TAX AGREEMENT AT SAROVA PANAFRIC HOTEL You are cordially invited to a press conference/breakfast meetingon Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at Sarova Panafric Hotel at 10:00am in Nairobi. Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) in October 2014 sued the Government of Kenya (specifically the Cabinet…

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The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

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