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dc.contributor.authorRukundo, Solomon
dc.identifier.citationRukundo, S. (2020) Addressing the Challenges of Taxation of the Digital Economy: Lessons for African Countries, ICTD Working Paper 105, Brighton, IDSen
dc.description.abstractThe rapid growth of the digital economy in many African countries has led to concerns about whether their tax regimes are equipped to deal with this new phenomenon. The shift from a traditional bricks and mortar commercial environment to one that is electronic and information-based poses serious and substantial challenges to traditional tax regimes. African revenue authorities face the daunting task of protecting their revenue base without hindering either the development and use of new technologies or the involvement of the business community in the emerging e-market place. This paper examines legislative and policy approaches to taxing the digital economy adopted by different jurisdictions around the world and the lessons that African countries can draw from these experiences. The paper argues that African countries should participate in the multilateral discussions on the reform of international taxation needed to deal with the challenges of the digital economy. However, they must also acknowledge that their challenges are different from those of developed countries and therefore their final solutions will have to be uniquely African.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesICTD Working Paper;105
dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten
dc.titleAddressing the Challenges of Taxation of the Digital Economy: Lessons for African Countriesen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holder© Institute of Development Studies 2020en

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