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Tax Policy and Fiscal Administration

The economic downturn of the past decade hit the world hard; even countries with the most stable foundations were forced to adjust their fiscal policies. CRI consultants help governments adjust their tax administrative approach to better collect revenues and address growing deficits, increase spending needs, and build human resource capacity.

CRI consultants have worked for many years in the fields of  tax policy, revenue forecasting, legislation, and tax administration, and are committed to helping governments overcome the challenges of designing efficacious tax policies.

Overviews of past projects can be found below:

CRI reviewed individual and corporation income taxation, value added taxation and excise taxes, made recommendations for reform, and estimated revenue implications. This project was completed in 2007.

CRI conducted an analysis of the entire tax system including trade taxation, with the objective of reducing the fiscal deficit of the government and reducing the level of tax distortions. The study was completed in 2002.

CRI advised the Government of Bolivia between 2002 and 2003 on domestic income and corporate tax policy, and designed tax policies for petroleum, natural gas, and casinos. Tax expenditure analysis was also conducted.

CRI conducted a study of the design and compliance issues with respect to the income tax and value added tax in Northern Cyprus.

CRI completed studies of appropriate taxation and regulatory policies of the casino sector, and estimated the economic efficiency losses from poorly designed policies, for the Government of North Cyprus.

CRI assessed the income distribution impacts of the value added tax for the Dominican Republic and Bolivia.

CRI conducted a study of the tax changes required in trade taxation, value added taxation and excise taxes in order to harmonize the tax system with the free trade area of the Americas.

CRI conducted a study to evaluate the tax policy changes over 10 years, undertaken by Republic of Cyprus to conform the tax system with EU norms.

As a part of the research done to prepare for the Annan plan for integration of North and South Cyprus, a study was completed to develop a system of fiscal harmonization and revenue sharing.

CRI completed the study of the evolution of the tax policies and administration in Taiwan from 1955 to 2000. This study was conducted between 1998 and 2001.

CRI advised the Kyrgyz Republic and World Bank on strategies for the encouragement of foreign investment in 2001.

CRI helped develop models to estimate various major tax revenues in Ghana.  The major taxes included business income tax, import duty, value added tax, and excise tax.  The project was conducted in 1999 and completed in February 2000.