Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) - Batch 2

Course Details

Start: November 19, 2018

End: November 22, 2018

Course Number: SA 18.45

Course Name: Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) - Batch 2

Language: English

Location: New Delhi, India

Application Process: By Nomination





Target Audience

Senior and middle management revenue officials of the CBIC (India) who will be able to use the TADAT methodology as a diagnostic tool to measure the strengths and weaknesses of the tax administration operations/functions.



Participants are expected to have at least 5 years' experience in the CBIC or an equivalent organization at the middle management level.

Course Description

TADAT provides a 360-degree diagnostic of the performance of a tax administration using nine performance areas which contain 28 indicators. The performance assessment should first be used at the national, system-wide level, to identify the key weaknesses and strengths that are generic to the entire tax administration. Thereafter, especially in a large country like India with a federal structure, regional variations can be identified by conducting guided assessments at the regional level to identify specific weaknesses in different regions. The training workshop, presented by the TADAT Secretariat and consists of presentations explaining (i) the design principle and purpose; (ii) the scoring methodology for each of the performance areas and indicators based on the TADAT Field Guide; (iii) the pre-assessment, assessment, and post-assessment phases of a TADAT diagnostic; and (iv) how a good PAR should be written. In addition, there are discussion sessions where practice exercises and case studies mimicking real life situations are discussed. Finally, a one-hour TADAT online exam is conducted. Those who pass the exam (75 percent correct response) will receive a TADAT certificate. Following successful completion of the course participants, with some international experience, can be invited to participate in conducting TADAT assessment in any other country.

Course Objectives:  

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

- Understand the detailed methodology for conducting TADAT assessments. 

- Apply TADAT either as an internal benchmarking tool in their own charge or may be invited to do peer-to-peer review for other jurisdictions.