Roadside eatery in India. Garrett Ziegler/Flickr, CC BY-NC
ICTD CEO Prof. Mick Moore was recently interviewed by BBC World Service, about india's plan to raise more revenues by going after the smallest businesses - especially samosa vendors.
According to Prof. Moore, "Though these small businesses can't be ignored entirely, most governments rarely succeed when they go after the informal sector."
"Instead of going after these very small businesses, the government should concentrate their efforts on administering tax systems that they already have in place in order to plug their loopholes. That will go a long way in ensuring people pay their taxes in the long run". Said Prof. Moore.
The full interview which was aired on Friday 15 April 2016 can be found here.