12
Jan
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Malawi’s development relies on tax revenues

His Excellency, President Peter Mutharika, has called on all Malawians to always demand EFD receipts […]

22
Dec
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Happy holidays!

We wish all our readers a very happy and wonderful holiday season […]

28
Nov
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Zimra could double VAT collection through automation

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is plagued by revenue leakages due mainly to the fact that their systems are not fully automated.[…]

20
Oct
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Digital payment systems drive growth in emerging countries

Many emerging countries are grappling with the challenge of how to modernise their economies, improve transparency, advance financial inclusion and drive sustainable growth […]

25
Aug
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Avatar Technologies can increase revenue in Botswana

Tax compliance is a worldwide issue but it is particularly problematic in emerging countries, where the difference between the tax (VAT) due to the State and what is actually collected is as much as […]

29
July
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E-invoicing Recovers Lost Revenue

It is essential for many developping countries to increase their domestic revenue, hence the need for greater mobilization of revenue […]

21
July
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Burundi’s Revenue Authority Should Increase and Optimise Tax Collection

Tax issues are high on the agenda of African governments. In many of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a campaign is being waged to achieve efficient collection and administration of domestic tax revenues […]

08
July
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Reduce Tax Evasion for Economic Growth in Guinea

Tax evasion is one of the major scourges responsible for the impoverishment of the African continent and illegal outgoing monetary flows slow development in Africa down, especially in Guinea […]

24
June
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A new way to catch the informal market in the tax net

In the struggle to increase revenue, African governments are seeking new ways to catch their informal economies in the tax net. This is not surprising as the informal sector contributes about 55 % of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP and 80% of the labour force […]

07
June
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e-Invoicing - A Sustainable Solution to Ensure VAT Collection

The Togolese Revenue Office (OTR) announced that it is continuing its reforms to combat fraud in all its forms. As part of this campaign, at the beginning of 2015, the standardised invoice was introduced to the Imports Commission […]

26
May
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Additional tax revenue through Avatar Technologies : A solution to finance infrastructure in Africa

The continent has to reply on putting in place infrastructure in order to maintain its economic growth. However, Africa is experiencing a huge financing gap for its infrastructure projects and to solve this Africa needs to opt for mobilising a wide array of sources, in particular increasing its tax revenue […]

16
May
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African countries need to improve tax collection

If Africa is to achieve its sustainable development goals, the continent needs to ensure absolutely no revenue is lost - especially focussing on ensuring no revenue is lost through tax evasion and fraud […]

05
May
A
How We Help African Governments Enforce Tax Compliance

Tax compliance is a worldwide issue, but it is particularly problematic in developing and emerging countries, where the difference between the tax (VAT) due to the State and what is actually collected is 50% in-60% […]

25
Apr
A
The New Way To Collect Taxes

Tax fraud and evasion are very real issues in African countries […]

07
Apr
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Avatar Technologies Can Reduce The African Debt Pile

Some of the problems exacerbating the debt situation of African countries are their small tax bases, the lack of tax compliance, tax avoidance, and fraud […]

23
Mar
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Mali Advised To Review It's Tax System

Mali has been advised to improve its tax system in order to finance its economic and social development […]

26
Feb
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Electricity is crucial for development

One of the areas which is crucially important for economic and social development in any country is the energy supply sector. However, economic growth is only possible when the power sector is in line with the national development plans […]

22
Feb
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Boosting development through improved tax collection

Tax collection is an important variable in the complex socio-economic development equation. The more efficient and comprehensive it is, the more likely the equation is to reach the expected result […]

16
Feb
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Avatar Technologies can assist tax authorities with real-time invoicing

In Africa alone, an estimated USD 50 billion is lost each year due to fraud and tax avoidance […]

25
Jan
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Formalizing the underground economy in Romania

Taxes play an essential role in the economy of any country. But emerging countries like Romania are more likely to struggle with budget shortfalls […]

31
Dec
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Avatar Technologies wishes you a Happy New Year!

As 2015 draws to a close, we wish our clients, partners and followers a happy and restful festive season […]

17
Dec
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Financing basic education through taxation

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. These words by Nelson Mandela echo far and wide and explain why education ranks so high among the developing world’s priorities. […]

17
Nov
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Ending poverty through effective tax governance

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have reached their deadline this year and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have now kicked in. Ending poverty is Nº1 among the 17 goals set by the United Nations […]

10
Nov
A
The world could lose up to R27 trillion in counterfeiting and piracy

"Criminal activities such as corruption and tax evasion make up 8% of world trade, according to UN Office on Drugs and Crime.”[…]

02
Nov
A
Africa’s potential to raise tax revenue from many untapped sources

Africa has the potential to raise tax revenue from many untapped sources on the continent. Countries can increase “their focus on larger tax payers, strengthen tax audits, simplify tax systems and modernize collections.”[…]

20
Oct
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Rwanda’s successful emergence out of conflict and into financial inclusion

Rwanda has managed to successfully emerge out of conflict and has expanded financial inclusion across the nation […]

06
Oct
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Four ways in which Avatar Technologies, a parent company of Global Voice Group, can help governments improve tax collection and boost their development

Insufficient tax collection has been pinpointed as an obstacle to socio-economic development in emerging and developing countries […]

10
Sept
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Avatar Technologies in line with IMF approach on taxation in developing countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) encourages developing and emerging countries to implement ways of increasing their tax revenues, in order to support their development.[…]

14
Aug
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Three ways in which Avatar Technologies can help governments reach their development goals

In the wake of the Third UN Financing for Development conference, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 13-16 July, the quest for innovative ways to allow governments to increase their revenue for development is taking center stage. […]

27
July
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Tackling tax leaks in Africa

ICTs at the service of development: How Avatar Technologies fits into the World Bank’s anti-poverty plan. […]

14
July
A
Successful implementation of EFDs

Electronic tax administration is claimed to improve tax compliance and collection. […]

08
July
A
Countries worldwide crack down on tax evasion

The Avatar fiscal lottery takes the gamble out of VAT collection and compliance. […]

30
June
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Leveraging Africa’s wealth… for Africa

How Avatar Electronic Fiscal Solution can help stem the illicit cash flows that drain Africa of its resources. […]

26
Jun
A
Efficiency requirements for EFDs

Taxation control is a worldwide issue, but an especially critical one for emerging and developing countries, where tax revenues only represent 10% to 14% of the GDP. […]

17
Jun
A
Promoting electronic transactions and IT fiscal solutions to reduce the informal economy in developing countries

Developing countries are becoming increasingly aware of the potential of taxation when it comes to strengthening their economy and substantiating their national budget. […]

08
Jun
A
Enabling the development of Africa by Africa through increased tax revenue

Over the years, African countries have been relying on international aid to finance their national budget and their development. Financial assistance from developed countries may have been justified at a given time, but its disadvantages now seem to outweigh its advantages. […]

02
Jun
A
Shiny, new cars, satellite imagery and loft clearance – the new face of governance

A few weeks ago, Jozef Lazarcik, a Slovak factory worker, won a new car in a national lottery. Big deal, you say. People take home extravagant lottery prizes all the time. But Lazarcik’s lottery win was more than a shiny free ride. […]

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