Compliance Risk Management (CMPLRM)

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Course No.: SA 18.48
Location: Thimpu, Bhutan
Date: October 22, 2018-October 26, 2018 (1 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Senior and middle management tax administrators and GST implementation project team members of the Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Bhutan.


No academic qualifications are necessary however participants are expected to have at least 5 years' experience in a revenue authority.

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF's SARTTAC office is designed for senior officials who have a leadership role in the area of Compliance Risk Management. The purpose of the course is to consider the importance of a risk-based approach to compliance and how this leads to the efficient administration of the revenue system. Discussions will follow on alignment to the organizations strategic direction and how this should guide the development of the compliance program. The course will be tailored towards participants or who may be involved in the implementation of the GST system in Bhutan who are responsible for establishing or leading the compliance risk unit. It will cover theoretical concepts at the beginning of each module and then follow these with practical examples for course participants to undertake. The course will cover the following main topics: - What is risk management and why is risk-based management important. - Undertaking intelligence gathering. - Risk differentiation. - Mitigating risks through a compliance improvement program. - Development by each administration of plans to implement a risk register and adopt risk differentiation.

Course Objectives:

The objective of the course is to cover not only conceptual course material but to also ensure strong fundamentals are established through undertaking practical work. Course materials will be based on practical support materials and will provide participants with sufficient knowledge and tools to permit them to take a leadership role in the establishment of the GST compliance system within the DRC.

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