Tax Dispute Settlement Procedures in Tanzania

von: Francis Mbago

GRIN Verlag , 2018

ISBN: 9783668788121 , 22 Seiten

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Tax Dispute Settlement Procedures in Tanzania


 

Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Law - Miscellaneous, , course: LLB, language: English, abstract: Tax dispute implies the general conflict or disagreement between tax authority and tax payer arising from the decision of commissioner general. Such disagreement is normally caused by either poor interpretation of statutes or tax avoidance. Tax Payment is a mandatory requirement for every person who has income derived either from employment, business or investment in the year of income as provided under section 4 of Income Tax Act In a general sense, a tax is any contribution imposed by the government upon individuals, for the use and service of the state, whether under the name of toll, tribute, tallage, gabel, impost, duty, or other name. The discussion on Tax Dispute Mechanism is important phenomena following the fact that its implications amounts to costly outcome financially especially to tax payers and the government as well. Such discussion is even more relevant now given the fact that the current government focuses much on tax collection having zero tolerance on non-compliance with tax laws This presents is categorized into six main parts, where part of this of work introduces the concept of tax, its legal justification, legality and the relevancy of taxation. Part two discusses the general context of Tax Dispute Mechanism, legality and fairness principle with regards to the Tax Statutes. Parts three ponders on the procedures on Tax Dispute. Part four details the procedures of institution of appeal to the Board, whereas part five details procedures of institution appeal to the Tribunal and Finally Part Six concludes the work. Tax collection is mandated to TRA and its implementation lies on various tax officers and commissioners. Tax decisions in Tanzania are in the legal capacity of the Commissioner General of TRA. The knowledge of Tax Dispute Settlement is an important phenomenon to both tax authority and tax payers as it fosters efficiency in Tax Administration. With that view these presents intends to discuss tax disputes mechanisms in Tanzania with the precise intent of ushering knowledge of procedures with regards to tax dispute settlement mechanism.