Modern Techniques of Tax
Investigation and Intelligence

08 – 12 July 2024
02 – 06 December 2024
Sandton Centre Johannesburg South Africa

Intelligence Gathering for Tax Investigation

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R19, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

This comprehensive training program is designed to equip professionals involved in tax investigations with the essential skills and knowledge needed to gather, analyze, and interpret intelligence effectively. The training covers a wide range of topics, including legal and ethical considerations, intelligence cycle fundamentals, various intelligence sources and methods, financial intelligence, risk assessment, and emerging technologies. Participants will engage in practical exercises, case studies, and simulations to reinforce their learning and enhance their ability to contribute to successful tax investigations.

This training program is designed for a diverse audience involved in tax enforcement, investigation, and compliance. By bringing together professionals from various disciplines, the training fosters a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to intelligence gathering, ensuring a holistic understanding of the subject matter. Participants will gain practical skills and insights that can be immediately applied in their roles, contributing to more effective and successful tax investigations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Tax Investigators and Analysts
  • Enforcement Officers and Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Financial Analysts and Forensic Accountants
  • Legal Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Audit and Assurance Professionals
  • Technology and Data Analysts
  • Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Security and Risk Management Professionals
  • Compliance and Ethics Officers
  • Government Officials

Facilitator will invite experts from the field, law enforcement agencies, or financial institutions to share real-world experiences and insights. As well as Q&A and Discussion Panels to Provide opportunities for participants to ask questions, share experiences, and discuss challenges in the field.

Course Outline:

Session One

Introduction to Tax Investigation Operations

  • Understanding the importance of intelligence gathering in tax investigations
  • Overview of the legal and ethical considerations in tax investigations
  • Introduction to key concepts and terminology in tax enforcement

Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering

  • Exploring the intelligence cycle: Planning, Collection, Analysis, Dissemination, and Feedback
  • Types of intelligence: Open source, human intelligence, technical intelligence, and financial intelligence
  • Developing effective intelligence objectives for tax investigations

Legal Framework and Compliance

  • Reviewing relevant laws, regulations, and policies related to intelligence gathering for tax investigations
  • Ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy laws
  • Ethical considerations and professional standards in intelligence operations

Information Sources and Methods

  • Identifying and assessing potential sources of information
  • Utilizing open-source intelligence (OSINT) techniques
  • Conducting interviews and eliciting information from human sources
  • Leveraging technical tools and resources for data analysis

Financial Intelligence and Forensic Accounting

  • Understanding the role of financial intelligence in tax investigations
  • Introduction to forensic accounting principles
  • Analyzing financial statements, transactions, and patterns

Risk Assessment and Profiling

  • Developing risk assessment models for tax investigations
  • Profiling individuals and entities for targeted intelligence gathering
  • Using data analysis to identify potential tax evasion patterns

Collaboration and Information Sharing

  • Importance of collaboration between tax authorities, law enforcement, and other relevant agencies
  • Establishing effective communication channels and information-sharing protocols
  • Case studies and best practices in collaborative intelligence operations

Session Two

 Fundamentals of Intelligence Data Collection

Overview of Intelligence Collection

  • Understanding the intelligence cycle and its application in tax investigations
  • Importance of timely and accurate intelligence data in decision-making

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

  • Techniques and tools for collecting information from publicly available sources
  • Hands-on exercises to practice OSINT skills

Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

  • Strategies for conducting effective interviews and obtaining valuable information
  • Role-playing scenarios to enhance HUMINT skills

Advanced Analysis Techniques

Financial Intelligence Analysis

  • In-depth exploration of financial data analysis for tax investigations
  • Case studies and practical exercises on tracing financial transactions

Link Analysis and Network Mapping

  • Utilizing visual tools to identify connections and relationships between entities
  • Analyzing complex networks involved in tax evasion schemes

Predictive Analysis and Risk Assessment

  • Developing models to predict potential tax evasion risks
  • Using data to proactively identify high-risk individuals or entities

Interpretation and Reporting

Interpretation of Intelligence Findings

  • Techniques for interpreting and understanding complex intelligence data
  • Identifying patterns, trends, and anomalies in tax-related information

Effective Reporting and Communication

  • Crafting clear and concise intelligence reports for decision-makers
  • Presenting findings to diverse audiences, including legal and enforcement teams

Practical Application and Simulation

  • Realistic scenarios and simulations to apply acquired skills in a controlled environment

Feedback and debriefing sessions to enhance learning and problem-solving abilities

End of the workshop


While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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