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Corporate Income Taxation in The Gambia
A Study of Revenue and Investment Elasticities
Sneha Menon, Asta Jobe
in Partnership with the Gambia Revenue Authority
March 8, 2018
In this paper, we conduct a brief literature review, benchmarking exercise and illustrative elasticity calculation to understand the impact of corporate tax rates on revenue and investment in the Gambia. We find that Gambia’s tax rates are slightly lower than the regional average and that in the last decade, tax revenues and investment indicators do not respond significantly, negatively to the fall in corporate tax rates. We suggest a deeper analysis of the tax base and maintenance of a longer time series analysis/higher frequency to structurally estimate the elasticities and to develop a more efficient tax regime.
This constitution is the supreme Law of The Gambia, the constitution provides for the fundamental Law, which affirms our commitment to freedom, justice, probity and accountability. It also affirms the principle that all power emanate from the sovereign will of the people.
AN ACT to provide for the control and management of public monies, the powers and duties of the legislature and executive in the preparation, presentation, approval,execution, and reporting of Government budget, as well as the conditions under which the State local government authorities and public enterprises may borrow, the Central Bank of The Gambia may issue State debt securitoies to achieve its monetary policy objectives, and certain conditions under which the State may issue guarantees, lend funds and enter into supplier's credit agreements and finance lease agreements and for connected matters.
This report presents the findings of a screening of public investment projects in The Gambia. The objective of the screening is to identify projects that are eligible for implementation in a public private partnership (PPP), and that can be started up in a relatively short term. These “fast track” PPP projects are intended to demonstrate the PPP is feasible in The Gambia, and to serve as an inspiration for the roll-out of PPP projects in other sectors. The experiences with the “fast track” projects (both positive and negative) can be used for the further refinement and optimization of the PPP framework in The Gambia.
Donor Mapping Report (DMR) provides comprehensive information and the analysis of the current Development Assistance channeled into the country by development partners, as well as donors’ future activities. Information and statistical data presented in the DMR are based on the financial data of projects/programmes, entered in the database by Donor Coordination Forum (DCF) members, research work of the MoFEA staff as well as the responses to The Gambia.
Aid Bulletin highlights important reviews of official development assistance to The Gambia in relation to the development priorities presented in the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE). This bulletin provides information on aid inflow, both internal and external in different sectors of the economy in the Gambia.