L'Irlandais qui exporte l'impôt au soleil
Kieran Holmes était un inspecteur des impôts comme les autres. En bon Irlandais, son goût pour le voyage l’a amené à instaurer des systèmes de taxes aux quatre coins du globe.
Burundi is a country in East Africa bordering Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, owing in part to its geography, past conflict, corruption and poor legal system. Most of the country does not have electricity and only around 2% of inhabitants hold bank accounts.
Tax Evasion in Africa
Tax evasion has been a universal problem throughout history with manifold economic consequences. Hardest hit are developing countries, with evidence indicating that half or more of the taxes that could be collected remain uncollected and/or unaccounted for due to a combination of tax evasion, avoidance, tax exemptions and corruption. For more on this CNBC Africa is joined by Jeremy Cape, Partner at Dentons.
Kieran Holmes: the toughest taxman in Africa
In the last five years the OBR has increased government revenue from 300 to 560 billion Burundian francs. Holmes asserts that they should be able to double this again in the next 5 years.