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SEYCHELLES ‘TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (TIWB) PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN COLLABORATION WITH INDIA

SEYCHELLES ‘TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (TIWB) PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN COLLABORATION WITH INDIA

Context:

On October 4, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in the Seychelles. India was elected as a Partner Administration and provided the Tax Experts for this programme.

About the Programme:

  • The program is expected to be a 12-month period in which India, in collaboration with the TIWB Secretariat and the support of the UNDP Country Office in Mauritius and the Seychelles, aims to assist the Seychelles in strengthening its tax administration by imparting its technical knowledge and skills to its auditors.
  • The plan will focus on the transaction costs of tourism and financial services.
  • This program is the sixth TIWB program supported by India by providing a Tax Expert.

Members:

  • Shri JB Mohapatra, Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) attended the video conferencing presentation with Mr. Patrick Payet, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Trade of the Government of Seychelles; Mrs. Veronique Herminie, Commissioner General of Seychelles Revenue Commission; Mr. Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD; Ms. Rusudan Kemularia, Head of the TIWB Secretariat; and other senior officers of Seychelles, UNDP, OECD, TIWB Secretariat and Foreign Tax & Tax Research Division of CBDT.

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