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As part of the Centre for Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy's (CTRPFP) annual Training Workshop on Public Finance and Taxation, TaxDev researchers Hazel Granger and Harshil Parekh delivered a presentation on the ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Revenue Mobilisation during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic’. CTRPFP, based in Kolkata, is a research initiative funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, which to aims to promote research in economic and social policies through a better understanding of issues in public finance, public economics and public policy. The workshop was attended by tax officials from Eastern India.

TaxDev’s presentation focused on three areas:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on domestic revenues;
  • The role of taxation in government responses to the crisis;
  • The timing, opportunities, and challenges for domestic mobilisation both during the crisis and post-crisis.

After the presentation, participants discussed the gaps in India’s tax system and how they had been affected by Covid-19, which policy measures might gain more traction in light of Covid-19, and the feasibility of the options presented by the TaxDev team at both central and sub-national levels.

Published on: 3rd December 2020

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