ABU DHABI, 6th June, 2022 (WAM) — The Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) and TADAT Secretariate, today launched a joint programme ‘TADATx’ to strengthen tax administration capacity in the UAE and the region.

This cooperation aims to advance the professionalisation of the tax administration function in line with international best practices.

The TADATx programmes will enable institutions to build capacity in the taxation field through a methodology that aligns with expected domestic revenue mobilisation outcomes. CERT, through their Tax Academy, will be the only training provider of TADAT Assessor training programmes in the UAE and the Gulf region.

Highlighting the importance of the partnership, Dr. Mohamed Baka, CEO of CERT, said, “We are delighted to extend our expertise to empower national and regional cadres to undertake and succeed in tax-related roles. This collaboration with TADAT Secretariat is a testament to CERT’s commitment to fostering an ecosystem for sustainable development of talent in tax administration and fiscal planning in the region.”

For her part, Katherine Baer, Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at TADAT, said, “If tax officials of the UAE and other countries in the Gulf region and beyond can further their knowledge of good tax administration practices through TADAT, the collaboration with CERT will have helped build institutional capacity in the region: a worthy goal for all.”

The TADATx programme will be delivered in blended mode, with the participation of TADAT and CERT Tax Administration experts, combining the edX edge platform and CERT’s Menasati, in weekly clinics led by CERT Tax Academy faculty. The first cohort of the TADATx programme will start on 27th June, 2022, and applications for the Fall 2022 cohort will open in July.

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