The improvement of Cameroon’s tax payment ranking lies in the digitalisation of procedures

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Nkafu Public Debates – Edition 4

Date: August 24th 2021,
Venue: Muna Foundation (Yaoundé) Register Now


Background

According to the 2020 Doing Business report published by the World Bank, Cameroon has made some progress on the various components of the “Paying Taxes” indicator. For example, the number of hours necessary to pay taxes went from 1300 hours in 2007 to 624 hours in 2020. But despite the aforementioned progress and reforms, the country went from the 143rd position in 2007 to the 181st position in 2020, which shows that the country’s position has somewhat deteriorated. Since 2016, the introduction of online declarations has improved taxpayer loyalty, with a rate of timely declarations approaching 100% at the DGE (DGI, 2020). However, it seems difficult to isolate the impact of the digitalisation of tax procedures from other tax policy and administration reforms that affect the performance of the DGI, such as tax audits. With this in mind, the Nkafu Policy Institute of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is organising a debate on the theme: “The improvement of Cameroon’s tax payment ranking lies in the digitalisation of procedures”.

Objectives and key Issues

The main objective of this debate is to provide a platform for Cameroonian experts to present the advantages and disadvantages of tax digitisation for the improvement of Cameroon’s score and ranking in the Doing Business report published by the World Bank.

Specifically, this Nkafu Public Debates will provide an opportunity to:

  • Critically Assess Cameroon’s performance in the Paying Taxes indicator
  • Examine the benefits of digitisation in the process of filing and tax collection.
  • Identify and propose policy recommendations to improve Cameroon’s ranking and the business environment in general.

Target Audience

This event targets professionals (DGI, GICAM, MECAM, etc), traders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and members of civil society.

Panelists

  • Panelists:
    • Alain Florentin Zouga Kouna, Associate Policy Researcher/ Consultant,
    • Olivier Dang Attouh, Financial Engineer Consultant,
  • Moderator:
    • Dr. Steve Tametong, Governance and Democracy Fellow at the Nkafu Policy Institute.

Contact

Email: [email protected] / Tel: (+237) 22 31 15 84 / 653 78 25 81/ 698 64 55 2

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