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IC-025/21: Tax Administration Consultant
|Location :||Erbil, Iraq, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||13-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 Working Days over 4 Months Period|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is the governing body of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). KRG is collecting Taxes from companies and individuals as determined by Iraqi Laws. The Ministry of Finance and Economy is responsible for tax collection through its Tax directorates throughout the Kurdistan region.
KRG is working on tax administration reform to increase tax revenue to ease the ongoing financial crisis in the region. The KRG Tax authority is planning to reform the way tax liability has been determined for business and companies. Currently, in most cases tax liabilities are pre-determined based on a deemed income tax system. However, the tax authority has taken some steps to introduce account-based self-assessments, to determine the tax liability for business according to Laws and regulation. Further work is required to effectively support to this reform action.
Additionally, the tax authority is considering further administrative reforms that will introduce new mechanisms to validate companies’ income levels, better enforce tax collection, and enhance cross-agency information sharing.
To support KRG with this reform, UNDP FFER-KRG is recruiting a Tax Administrative Consultant with desired scope of work and qualifications as outlined below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of this assignment is to support KRG Tax authority to assess the existing tax system, regulatory framework, business processes, and standard operating procedures. Next, the Consultant will identify and set priorities for reform. Finally, the Consultant will create an action plan with concrete timelines.
For the duration of this post, the Consultant will be working in the office of the Director General of Tax and will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director General of Tax and KRG Ministry of Planning, as well as in coordination with the UNDP FFER-KRG Project Manager.
Key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Requirements:
The Consultant will require the following qualifications, experience, competencies and language skills. Only applicants who meet these criteria will be short-listed and will be contacted.
A. Education and Professional Qualifications Required:
B. Experience Required:
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