KRA, OECD host training to combat tax offences and other financial crimes

June 11, 2018
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The two-week programme will improve the ability of tax crime investigators to detect and combat tax offences and other financial crimes including money laundering and corruption/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11 – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is hosting a training to equip experts with knowledge in fighting tax crimes.

The two-week programme will improve the ability of tax crime investigators to detect and combat tax offences and other financial crimes including money laundering and corruption.

The programme which will be held under the auspices of the Africa Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation will run from 11th June, 2018 to 22nd June, 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.

More than 48 participants from over 18 countries across Africa are expected to take part in the programme themed Conducting and Managing Financial Investigations.

Among key participants expected to take part in this open programme include tax and financial crime investigators, prosecutors, financial analysts, and judicial officials.

The two-week course will be steered by an international faculty of senior and experienced tax crime investigators and financial crime experts drawn from Germany, Norway, United States of America, the United Kingdom and Uganda.

The training seeks to equip participants with key modern skills required in financial investigations such as the ability to trace money through complex financial arrangements. With the new skills, the participants will be better placed to identify links between suspects and illicit financial activities.

The course brings together participants from not only different countries, but also from various government agencies. This will therefore be an important platform to provide a good understanding of the significance of effective cooperation among the agencies and countries represented in combating the menace of tax and financial crimes.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), governments across the world have actively been pursuing the fight against tax and financial crimes through key strategic approaches in addressing the menace. Training

of tax and financial crimes specialists has been one of the strategic approaches employed by many governments.

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