IBFD and Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) – a Research Study

June 22, 2023
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IBFD successfully completes a research study "Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) partner countries' perspectives on tackling Tax-Related Illicit Financial Flows"

IBFD and Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) – a Research Study

Tax-related Illicit Financial Flows appear high on the agendas of developing countries, funding partners and international organizations. Practices like tax evasion, aggressive tax planning, trade mis-invoicing and harmful transfer pricing transactions, directly hinder the development of countries. Although difficult to quantify the volume exactly, it is clear that the negative impact on revenue collection in developing countries is immense.

IBFD’s senior research associate Birhanu Tadesse Daba presented the highlights of the study “Addis Tax Initiative partner countries’ on tackling Tax-related Illicit Financial Flows" during the 2023 General Assembly of ATI, held on 20-22 June in Lusaka, Zambia. Success stories were shared and participants agreed that fighting Tax-related Illicit Financial Flows can significantly contribute to domestic revenue mobilization. This study is considered to be an excellent starting point for tackling Tax-related Illicit Financial Flows.

A short video, describing the scope of the study, can also be seen here on ATI website, where the full report is also available.