Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Programme

Prelims-Economy, Mains-GS2- International Relations

a) Recently the Union Cabinet has approved the Signing of Terms of Reference (TOR) with Swaziland under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme.

b) TOR governs the engagement of the designated Indian Expert to provide tax assistance to Swaziland (now known as Eswatini).

c) An Indian Expert has been mutually selected by the Government of India and the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini under the TIWB programme.

d) This appointment will give impetus to India's support in capacity building in tax matters in developing countries.

About TIWB

a) It is intended to support developing countries to strengthen national tax administrations through building audit capacity and to share this knowledge with other countries.

b) The TIWB Programme aims to strengthen tax administrations of developing countries by transferring technical know-how and skills to their tax auditors.

c) The TIWB Programme complements the efforts of the international community to strengthen cooperation on tax matters.

d) It contributes to domestic tax mobilisation efforts of developing countries.

e) It is jointly launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).