CREATING FISCAL SPACE

SNG supports provincial governments in enhancing fiscal space through revenue policy and revenue administration reforms in managing tax and non-tax revenue in both provinces. In addition, SNG support includes generating efficiency savings in government expenditure, such as pension and debt payments. 

Critical support areas include:

  • Supporting revenue mobilisation strategies and specific tax reforms
  • Supporting the Tax Policy Units in both Finance Departments
  • Supporting provincial Resource Mobilisation Committees through monitoring the results of revenue mobilisation efforts, and review of key taxation proposals
  • Mainstreaming the use of IT in revenue enhancement in the Excise and Taxation Department and Provincial Revenue Authorities through interventions, such as:
      • Data integration across departments, governments, and open sources
      • Tracking and tracing of taxable products
      • E-payment of government dues
      • Scientific and objective property valuation, etc.
  • Supporting local governments in select areas to enhance own-source revenue
  • Pension reform proposals focused on reforming the existing Defined Benefit scheme and designing the Defined Contribution options for the future public sector recruitment

Supporting revenue mobilisation strategies and tax reform in both provinces

Supporting the Tax Policy Units in the Finance Departments

Providing Technical Assistance to the government to support resource mobilisation committees of the provincial cabinet to review the results of revenue mobilisation efforts and key taxation proposals

Developing staff capacity in the Excise and Taxation Department and provincial revenue authorities to enable greater use of IT

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