Tax analysis and revenue forecasting have become increasingly important functions as governments undertake reforms of their tax systems to enhance revenues, improve the equity and efficiency of taxes, and promote economic growth. The four-week Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting workshop covers the economic foundations of tax policy, revenue forecasting and statistical techniques to give participants the capacity to implement successful tax reforms. The course covers a wide variety of taxes such as value-added tax, personal and corporate income tax, excises, property tax, trade taxes and taxes on natural resources. The application of macroeconomic models, micro-simulation models and typical taxpayer models are also covered.
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Leading the course is Dr. GP Shukla, who served in the government of India for 20 years and has provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America on tax policy and project evaluation. Shukla is joined by other senior Duke faculty members representing various disciplines and perspectives. Senior practitioners dealing with issues of tax analysis and revenue forecasting in governments, international agencies and other prominent universities in the United States are also involved in the course.
This training program is open to individuals working professionally in tax policy, tax administration, economics, finance, accounting, management or other related fields. These include:
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