• The Added Value of Value Added Tax: People are more willing to pay tax 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Iversen, Thor Olav (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2, Report, 2015-04-21)
      Raising domestic tax revenues is a priority for most sub-Saharan African countries. But the tax bases in most African countries are undermined by widespread tax avoidance and evasion. A new study from CMI supports the claim ...
    • The Customer is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Kagoma, Cecilia; Mdee, Ephraim; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem; Somville, Vincent (ICTD Working Paper 83, Research report, 2018-10-01)
      Like governments in many other African countries, the Government of Tanzania has been striving to improve the effectiveness of its value added tax (VAT) regime by reducing tax evasion through a combination of measures, ...
    • VAT receipt lotteries: Can they increase tax revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Hellar, George; Mdee, Ephraim; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem; Somville, Vincent (CMI Insight 2021:8, Report, 2021-09-01)
      Value Added Tax accounts for about a fourth of all tax revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but studies show that there is potential to collect substantially more revenues from the VAT in most countries in the region. ...