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What we offer/ Courses & Workshops




Workshop on the Taxation of International Transactions, Malaysia, 9 to 27 May 2016

This highly praised annual workshop for senior and middle level tax officials was, as in previous years, hosted by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.  Its purpose is to broaden and deepen participant's understanding of the rules of international taxation, especially tax treaties, by considering their application in interaction with domestic tax law and to commercial transactions which involve flows of funds across international frontiers. The venue is the Malaysian Tax Academy, Persiaran Wawasan, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor. The workshop is residential and accomodation and meals are provided at the Academy.

Full report on the 2016 Workshop

Some photos from the 2016 Workshop....




Commonwealth Tax Auditors Course, 2016  

This very successful course for compliance and audit staff (previously known as the Commonwealth Tax Inspectors Course) is provided on behalf of CATA by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The course runs from April to September 2016 but centres on an intensive six-week residential period in the UK from 25 July to 2 September 2016. The course begins mid April 2016 with essential preparatory learning conducted by email with the course director. The course director will provide further mentoring assistance by email until the end of September 2017.        

Prospectus and application form  (n.b. closing date is 26 February 2016)




Achieving Leadership Potential Course, 2016 

This highly regarded leadership and management programme (previously known as the Achieving Management Potential Programme) is also again provided on behalf of CATA by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The course begins mid April 2016 with six weeks of online learning via email with the course director, mainly on a one-to-one basis, which will form vital preparation for the intensive six weeks residential phase held in the UK from 25 July to 2 September 2016. The course director will be available until the end of September 2017 to provide follow-up support after the participants return home.


Prospectus and application form  (n.b. closing date is 26 February 2016)




Workshop on Board Governance of Revenue Authorities, Mauritius, 14 to 16 April 2014 


Presentations delivered during this senior level Workshop are available for download from the Members area.

The Workshop examined the various models of Board Governance structures in terms of their constitutions (the selection and composition of their membership), their mandates, the relationships with the CEO (Commissioner Generals/Director Generals) and the Ministry responsible. Country experiences on the various aspects of the Board mandate within Revenue Authorities (RAs) were shared by Mauritius, Malaysia, Canada, Kenya and Swaziland.

Recent years have witnessed many revenue administrations adopting elements of autonomy through the establishment of Revenue Authorities. These Revenue Authorities have adopted corporate governance structures with oversight Boards of Directors responsible for a wide array of key policy issues such as financial management, human resource issues and general organizational arrangements. However, there still exists wide variations from country to country on the responsibilities of these Boards and also on the level of autonomy enjoyed by their respective RAs.