...bringing together Commissioners and Administrators of the VAT on the African continent.

Our aim is to serve as a platform for generating ideas by brain-storming on the operations of the tax to create awareness where members discuss the operations of the Tax in their respective countries.

About VADA

The idea for the formation of the forum was born in Kenya by the then VAT Commissioner of the VAT Department, Mr. Edward Odondo with membership coming from only East and Central Africa.

The forum which started with four members; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, now has thirteen participating countries. Currently, the participating countries are: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Togo, Ethiopia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The forum started with a communiqué issued in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, 20th November 1998. Initially, the secretariat was located in Nairobi, until August 2001, when the forum adopted its constitution in Livingstone, Zambia and decided to move the secretariat to Accra – Ghana.

Recent News

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Sep
DATE: 10th To 12th October 2018 VENUE: Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, Maseru, Lesotho THEME: The Challenges Of VAT Operations 21st Century Africa. TOPICS: Impact of tax expenditures in VAT performance:exploring ways of improving VAT collections. The role ...

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May
The Executive Council and the VADA Secretariat invite Member Revenue Organisations to participate in a three – day Technical Workshop scheduled from the 16th – 18th May, 2018 ...

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who or What is VADA?

VADA was conceived with a major purpose of creating a platform for Africa’s VAT administrations to exchange of ideas, experience, skills and information on Tax administration.

2. How many countries make up VADA?

The forum which started with four members; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, now has ten participating countries. Currently, participating countries are: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Togo, Ethiopia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

3. How does a country become a member?

Membership is open to African Tax Administrations responsible for administering Value Added Tax in their countries, whether in a segregated or integrated institutional structure.

4. How often are Meetings held?

Meetings are held annually.