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The Institute of Tax Administration (ITA) is an integral part of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA). The history of ITA dates back to the era of the former East Africa Community (EAC) that collapsed in 1977, with the idea to establish ITA as an offshoot of the then Mombasa Customs Training Centre to train customs officials. With the collapse of the EAC, the Government of Tanzania made, in 1982, a strategic decision to establish ITA as a training center not only for customs but also tax officials from the then two tax departments of Income Tax and Sales Tax under the Ministry of Finance.

 

Currently ITA operates as a training wing of the Tanzania Revenue Authority. Over the years it has been providing a substantial part of the TRA’s local short-term training requirements as well as some specialized long-term training courses.

 

In 2007 ITA was registered as a higher learning institution under the provisions of the National Council for Technical Education Act (No. 9) of 1997 with a mandate uniquely focused on improving the practice of customs and taxation through training, research and consultancy. Since its registration, ITA has been striving to be at the forefront in delivering competence-based training for current and future customs and tax practitioners. ITA’s strategy is to build on this foundation and achieve international recognition as one of the top customs and tax management training institutions in the world. This follows from our belief that world-class tax systems need a globally-recognized customs and tax management education partner.

 

The Institute offers several regular long-term programs in customs and tax management leading to certificate, ordinary diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate awards. The Institute also conducts short-term training programs and confers awards to eligible trainees. For all examinable programs the Institute confers its Proficiency Certificates/Diploma/Degree for trainees who meet criteria set under the ITA Examination Regulations, 2009 (as revised in 2013) or standards set by the National Council for Technical Education as the case may be. In addition, there are two other programs offered by the Institute, which are examinable by respective professional bodies.

In November 2007, the Institute entered into a tripartite arrangement with the University of Muenster, Germany and the University of Dar es Salaam for collaboration in training research and other capacity building initiatives. It is under this arrangement that the Institute is hosting a professional Master of Arts (Revenue Law and Administration) Degree program.

 

The Institute’s programs offer a unique blend of theoretical classroom training and real life customs and taxation experiences. ITA programs are designed to address the competence needs of customs and tax practitioners at different stages of their careers. ITA has well qualified staff and adequate facilities to support its core functions of training, research and consultancy in the areas of taxation, customs and related fields.

ITA has expedient learning facilities which are well maintained and whenever possible upgraded to world-class status in line with Tanzania Revenue Authority quality commitments as per ISO 9001:2015 standards.

On the international scene, the Institute is an affiliate of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) in order to further its course as a world-renowned customs education, training and research institution. The INCU provides the world Customs Organization (WCO), Governments, other Organizations and the Private Sector with a single point of contact with universities and other training and research institutions that are active in the field of Customs.

ITA has partnerships with revenue authorities of Botswana, Malawi and Republic of South Sudan to train various long term programs to their staff.

Vision

To become a globally recognized Centre of Excellence in Customs and Taxation Training.

Mission

To provide high quality Professional Training, Research and Consultancy Services in Customs and Taxation Studies.

Core Values

ITA is guided by the Tanzania Revenue Authority’s core values adapted to its specific mission as a training institution. Accordingly, the values of ITA state how employees are expected to relate to their external and internal customers, other stakeholders and how they will accomplish their work in carrying out the Mission of the Institute.

Therefore, ITA employees subscribe to the values of:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism

1. Dr. Samwel Werema

Chairperson

Deputy Rector (Planning, Finance and Administration)

Institute of Accountancy Arusha

2. Prof. Hamudi Majamba           

Member

Dean

University of Dar es Salaam School of Law

3. Dr. Donald Mmari                    

Member

Managing Director

Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)

4. Mr. Angyelile Tende                 

Member

Manager of Technical Services National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA)

5. Mr. Joseph Shefu                     

Member

Managing Partner

Ernst and Young

6. Ms. Zainab Msimbe                 

Member

Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

7. Mr. Michael O. John

Member

Director

Human Resources and Administration

Tanzania Revenue Authority

8. Prof. Isaya J. Jairo

Member/Secretary

Rector

Institute of Tax Administration 

Tanzania Revenue Authority

Rector

Prof. Isaya Jairo

 

Deputy Rector (Academic Research and Consultancy)

 

Dr. Lewis Ishemoi

 

Ag. Deputy Rector (Planning, Finance and Administration)

Mr. Emmanuel Masalu

 

Head of Students Affairs

 

Mr. Rashid Khalifa

 

Head of Postgraduate Studies

 

Mr. Praygod Chao

 

Head of Research and Consultancy

 

Mr. Ussi Hussein

 

Head of Customs Studies

 

Mr. Edward Mwakimonga

 

Head of Tax Studies

 

Mr. Phillip Mbati

Head of Short Courses

 

Dr. Amos Ibrahim

 

Head of Admission, Registration and Examinations

 

Mr. Justin Musa

 

Head of Library Services

 

Mr. Ibrahim Mshighati

 

Head of Planning and Management Systems

 

Mr. Ryoba Mzalendo

 

Head of Financial Services

 

Mr. Emmanuel Foya

 

Head of Human Resources

 

Ms. Upendo Mfalila

 

Head of Procurement and Logistics

 

Mr. Marco Kige

 

Head of Public Relations

Ms. Oliver Njunwa

 

Head of Estates

 

Ms. Joyce Mwaifuge

 

Head of Information and Communication Technology

 

Mr. Evance Mariki