The Gambia

Type of profile
Country
Overview

Recent reform steps

The Gambia is setting up branch offices at strategic locations to improve taxpayers’ access to services and reduce compliance cost. Third-party information is used to improve compliance and accuracy of taxpayers returns/declarations. Moreover, the enhancement of the tax administration information system and the introduction of the block system in the Small and Medium Taxpayer Unit (SMTU) were important steps towards domestic revenue mobilisation.

Progress achieved

The Gambia has recently conducted a Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) review to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the revenue administration system. In addition, reform plans will be developed in succession to improve the weaknesses identified during the review. However, the first reform plan is already completed and implemented.

Outlook: DRM priorities in 2019

Priority activities
  • Correction and enhancement of the system
  • Cleaning of the taxpayer register, develop a registration manual and train registration officers
  • Cleaning of the taxpayer ledgers, develop a return processing manual and train return processing officers
  • Develop a framework for operations performance management, ascertain infrastructure gaps for e-filing and payment and establish skills gaps to support an automated Gambia Revenue Authority
  • Training of staff on the management of compliance risk
Expected outcomes
  • A more robust information system to maintain accurate taxpayer register and ledgers
  • Maintain an accurate and reliable taxpayer information
  • Maintain an accurate and reliable taxpayer ledgers
  • A robust performance management system and a clear road-map for the development and deployment of and e-filing and e-payment capability
  • Capacity of staff in compliance risk management

DRM Project Data as Recipient

all
2019
Donor
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
European Union
year all
1 project
amount 3 358 334.27 USD
disbursement 3 358 334.27 USD
State and Resilience Building Contract
year 2019
1 project
amount 3 358 334.27 USD
disbursement 3 358 334.27 USD
United States of America
year all
2 projects
amount 62 654.00 USD
disbursement 18 236.00 USD
Technical Assistance for Revenue Policy and Administration - The Gambia
year 2019
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 028.00 USD
Technical Assistance for Revenue Administration and Revenue Policy - The Gambia
year 2019
1 project
amount 62 654.00 USD
disbursement 15 208.00 USD
Totals
year all
3 projects
amount 3 420 988.27 USD
disbursement 3 376 570.27 USD
Donor
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
European Union
year 2019
1 project
amount 3 358 334.27 USD
disbursement 3 358 334.27 USD
State and Resilience Building Contract
year 2019
1 project
amount 3 358 334.27 USD
disbursement 3 358 334.27 USD
United States of America
year 2019
2 projects
amount 62 654.00 USD
disbursement 18 236.00 USD
Technical Assistance for Revenue Policy and Administration - The Gambia
year 2019
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 028.00 USD
Technical Assistance for Revenue Administration and Revenue Policy - The Gambia
year 2019
1 project
amount 62 654.00 USD
disbursement 15 208.00 USD
Totals
year 2019
3 projects
amount 3 420 988.27 USD
disbursement 3 376 570.27 USD

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