Training

At the moment the training wing of ATAF deals with Online Courses and Short Courses which allows for face-to-face or classroom interaction.

Online Courses

These are virtual training programmes which are administered by qualified resource persons who engages with trainees through the online platform to facilitate the learning. The courses are structured to run for ten (10) weeks, they are examinable. At the end candidates who passes the online course are then invited for the one (1) week face to face session which builds upon the knowledge gained from the online training.

ATAF identified two areas, tax audit and tax treaties and developed foundational courses targeting tax officials with less or with no expertise in those area. ATAF send communications to tax administrations through a calendar of activities, training prospectus and call for invitations. The communication is expected to specify the target group, venue, dates and fees/costs to participants. Potential trainees are nominated by respective tax administrations and names are sent to ATAF for further engagement with respective trainees. All communications between ATAF and tax administrations is channelled through ATAF Country Correspondents. 

Short Courses

These are face-to-face classroom session which runs from three (3) to five (5) days on proposed area of need in the respective year. The courses are hosted in different countries, they still target tax officials from tax administration of ATAF member countries.

As it is with the online courses, ATAF send communications to tax administrations through a calendar of activities, training prospectus and or call for invitations. The communication is expected to specify the target group, venue, dates and fees/costs to participants. Potential trainees are nominated by respective tax administrations and names are sent to ATAF for further engagement with respective trainees. All communications between ATAF and tax administrations are channelled through ATAF Country Correspondents.

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