Tanzania to support S. Sudan tax administration

Mr Kitilya
The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with South Sudan counterpart in a bid to improve cooperation between the two administration entities.

According to TRA Commissioner General Harry Kitilya, Tanzania is ready to provide capacity building support to the Republic of South Sudan in the field of tax administration.

“TRA will provide support by way of making available places at the Institute of Tax Administration (ITA) for South Sudan officials,” said Mr Kitilya.
TRA is ready to link some of the best ITA graduates with the South Sudan ministry of Finance so the latter would hire them as expatriates.In response, the South Sudan Finance deputy minister, Dr Marial Awou Yol, appreciated the positive gesture by TRA and its readiness to support his country.

“We have learned many things from TRA and all these things will help us to establish a National Revenue Authority,” said Dr Yol.South Sudan, the youngest African Nation, gained independence on July 9, 2011. The new state is yet to have a proper national revenue body.

“The reason for coming in Tanzania was to learn how TRA handles Tax matters before we establish our tax body in South Sudan,” said Dr Yol.

Other potential areas of cooperation includes exchange of and provision by ITA of tailor-made Tax Administration training in South Sudan from time to time.
Sources: The Citizen,www.thecitizen.co.tz, reported by Veneranda Sumila

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