Students Sensitized on Tax Reforms


By Neneh Galleh Barry
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) and the University of The Gambia (UTG) has recently organized a one day sensitization forum aim to sensitized UTG students on tax reforms and compliance.
The tax seminar targeted more than 75 students from both the law and business faculties of the University of the Gambia at Peace Building, UTG Complex.
The tax seminar is part of GRA’s ongoing strategy to engage, educate and sensitize the general public on tax as it administers.
The Commissioner General of GRA Yankuba Darboe addressing the Students said , GRA is engaging the University of the Gambia and other key stakeholders such as; regional authorities and the business community to deepen their understanding on revenue management and administration.
According to the Commissioner General, GRA together with the Ministry of Finance has undertaken reforms aimed at revising tax rates in some key revenue lines. These includes rental income tax, Corporate Income tax, Employment and Individual Income tax.
He said efforts are underway to further improve the business environment with more focus on expanding the tax based through compliance improvement initiatives.
“It is our hope that these reforms will subsequently accord positive impact on the living standards of the citizenry”.
“As revenue administration we will continue to value and appreciate the UTG partnership and kindly urge the administration to always engage the authority on matters of taxation to enhance greater understanding.
Nuha Nyassi of UNDP said implementing the project, his organization is very impressive with the commitment from GRA by their performance. “We urged you to continue engaging the public to be tax compliance”.
The seminar is being funded and supported by UNDP through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs to strengthen capacities of national institutions responsible for economic and financial management.


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