African Tax Administration Forum

Type of profile
Tax Network
Overview

About

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is a pan-African network providing a platform for intra-African collaboration and peer-learning between tax administrations. It aims to improve the capacity of African tax administrations, enhance the role of taxation in governance and state building, provide a voice for African tax administrations and administrators, and enhance pan-African collaboration and cooperation with development partners. ATAF’s capacity building measures also include online courses and the establishment of a Master’s programme. Currently, ATAF has 36 member countries.


Objectives

  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency of tax administrations
  • Regional and international partnership and cooperation
  • Representation of tax administrations


Activities

  • Research
  • Conferences
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Working groups

Organisational Structure

ATAF Secretariat

Members:

  • Executive Secretary
  • Other officials appointed to the Executive Secretary

Responsibilities

  • Legal representative of ATAF’s strategic leadership
General Assembly

Responsibilities

  • Platform for strategic dialogue between members and stakeholders
  • Appoints office bearers, including Executive Secretary
  • Approves the work programmes and corresponding budgets
  • Determines any increment in membership fees
ATAF Council

Responsibilities

  • Overall management of ATAF’s business affairs

Resources

  • Annual membership fees
  • Four categories of membership fees according to a member’s ability to pay the annual contribution, for which nominal GDP figures are used as proxy variable