The IOTA Forum on Communication of 2021 took place on 28th-29th April 2021 and was hosted digitally for the second time since the start of the pandemic. This year’s theme was “Tax Communication: Back to the Future”. Presenters and participants shared their views and experiences not only about how the communication environment changed in the new reality but also how communications activities need to adapt to the new normal.
The Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT) has recently launched two additional virtual assistance services: one for the Personal Income Tax Campaign of fiscal year 2020 and other censal purposes. They are the so-called PIT and Censal “informants”. It has also enhanced the traditional FAQs service called INFORMA that now has been renamed as INFORMA+.
The IOTA Report on ”How to Detect, Prevent and Combat New VAT Fraud Schemes Facilitated by Digital Platforms Selling Goods” has been published on the IOTA website. The report was written by the Subgroup of the IOTA Forum on Combating VAT Fraud and it sheds light on VAT fraud schemes emerging in the digital economy.
The 28th Forum of IOTA Principal Contact Persons (PCPs) was held in digital format for the second time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, where the focus of discussion this year was reimagining the post-pandemic IOTA that works for all Members. The Forum meeting took place 14th-15th April 2021 and welcomed over 50 participants.
IOTA Webinar on COVID-19 Crisis: Understanding and Addressing New Opportunities for Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
The IOTA Webinar on ’COVID-19 Crisis: Understanding and Addressing New Opportunities for Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud’ took place on 7th April 2021. This webinar explored what new types of evasion/fraud have been identified as stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.
The State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy has been awarded the Innovation Award of the Corporate Registers Forum (CRF), which unites about 60 commercial registrars around the world
CIAT-IOTA Webinar on Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Tax Administration Processes
The Webinar on Application of ICT in Tax Administration Processes was jointly organised by the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and IOTA and took place on 31st March 2021. The main objective of the event was to share best practices in implementing the latest ICT solutions as well as to cover practical aspects of such projects.
The State Tax Service of the Republic of Moldova Announces the Launch of the Institution's New Web Page
The State Tax Service of the Republic of Moldova will launch the new website of the institution on April 1, 2021. The website portal will have a multidimensional, dynamic and intuitive structure that will implement the latest trends in the field of interaction with Internet users and exposure of multimedia elements.
The AEAT has conducted a self-assessment of its performance with TADAT assisted by IMF officials, the results of which have been released on 22nd March 2021.