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UN appoints LRA boss Tamba

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has appointed Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, to the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

According to a press release, Commissioner General Tamba will work along with 24 other members on the committee for a tenure of four years. It says the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters comprises 25 members nominated by their Governments but acting in their personal capacity. CG Tamba and her fellow members were selected from a pool of 60 nominations received by the UN.

The Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council responsible to, among others, Keep under review and update as necessary the United Nations Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries and the Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries as well as Provide a framework for dialogue with a view to enhancing and promoting international tax cooperation among national tax authorities.

Appointed members are selected from fields of tax policy and tax administration representing different tax systems.  Liberia’s advocacy on tax matters at the international levels, through the hard work of CG Tamba and team continues to yield high recognition.  The LRA family sees the appointment as a significant achievement that could help the revenue collection and modernization of the agency.

CG Tamba has meanwhile expressed thanks to Secretary General Guterres for her appointment to the international service, noting that she will diligently work along with her colleagues to meet the goals for which they have been called to serve. Press Release

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