IMF launches new project in Georgia

published by Samson Uridia on 15/08/2017
related country: Georgia

The International Monetary Fund recently initiated a comprehensive 3-year project to support the Revenue Service of Georgia (GRS) in its desire to strengthen tax administration in Georgia. This project clearly demonstrates the depth of partnership and spirit of cooperation between IMF and GRS over the last few years as well as recognition of the successful reforms already carried out within the tax administration.

IOTA makes first steps towards the “Knowledge Sharing Platform for Tax Administrations”

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 08/08/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

A videoconference was held on 8 August 2017 between the IOTA Secretariat and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to discuss the development of Knowledge Sharing Platform for Tax Administrations (KSPTA), including its governance, functionalities and content. Developed and currently administered by the Canada Revenue Agency, the KSPTA prototype is a global online tool designed to promote sharing of tax knowledge and expertise, and to connect experts on all aspects of tax administration. During the videoconference Mr Miguel Silva Pinto, Executive Secretary, Mr Eugenijus Soldatkovas and Mr Mostafa Amini, tax experts from the IOTA Secretariat together with Mr Bruce Snider, Director of International Relations and Treaties Office, Ms Angela Baroncea and Ms Katie Sanscatier, managers from the CRA explored opportunities and benefits for IOTA to join KSPTA

IOTA's latest Newsletter has been published

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 27/07/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

Please read our latest Newsletter where you will find information about our recent and upcoming events, publications and news about IOTA members:

Please find a link to the IOTA E-Newsletter 2017/2.


IOTA in the coming years: IOTA Strategy 2018-2022

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 20/07/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

The new IOTA Strategy confirms the organization as the key forum for sharing and exchange of experience, knowledge and good practices amongst its members. The key factors for the success of the new strategy are the engagement of member countries, the resources available, the outreach of the outputs and the openness towards innovation and experimentation.

Nationwide campaign (Quick PIT) in Poland for submitting annual tax returns

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 19/07/2017
related country: Poland

Quick PIT is a nationwide campaign for submitting annual tax returns conducted each year in Poland. It’s main objective is to raise the awareness of Polish taxpayers of the benefits of submitting tax declaration timely and quickly. A new record was set in 2017: 9 million 670 thousand declaration submitted electronically, what was more than 50% of all submitted declarations.

Portugal in OLAF Operation RENEGADE

published by Ana Cristina Barbosa on 12/07/2017
related country: Portugal

A debriefing meeting was held in Lisbon last June, coordinated jointly by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Tax and Customs Authority of Portugal (AT) and attended by representatives from all members states (MS), DG TAXUD, Europol, Interpol and also from Industry.

IOTA’s new President supports a stronger international role for the Organisation

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 06/07/2017
related country: Slovakia

Mr František Imrecze, President of Financial Directorate of Slovakia addressed the participants of the Assembly after his election as IOTA’s new President. Mr Imrecze believes that IOTA is a great project and is firmly convinced that during 2018 – the first year of the new IOTA Strategy - interesting and innovative projects will be implemented and IOTA will strengthen its position in the international tax framework.

21st General Assembly of IOTA – we are on the right track

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 30/06/2017
related country: Ukraine

IOTA’s 21st General Assembly brought together over 150 high-level representatives from IOTA member states, from international organisations, businesses and academia. The meeting held under the Presidency of Ukraine in Kyiv on 28-30 June 2017 consisted of an Administrative Session where members decided on financial and strategic management issues of the organisation and a Technical Session on the theme: „Disruptive Trends and New Business Models: Challenges and Implications for the 21st Century Tax Administration”.

The Executive Secretary of IOTA in the XI International Tax Conference in Budapest

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 29/06/2017
related country: Hungary

The Executive Secretary of IOTA, Mr Miguel Silva Pinto delivered a speech in the XI. ‘Taxation in Europe’ international conference held in Budapest in June organised by the Association of the Hungarian Certified Tax Advisors (Moklasz). Participants of the conference were economic leaders, certified tax experts, accountants, auditors and specialists from several European tax authorities. Mr Silva Pinto addressed the challenges and opportunities provided by the digital economy both to tax administrations and taxpayers. 

Slovakia is IOTA’s newly elected President

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 28/06/2017
related country: Ukraine

The first day of IOTA’s 21st General Assembly under Presidency of Ukraine, hosted by State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in Kyiv is successfully completed. The meeting, opened by Mr Myroslav Prodan, Acting Head of State Fiscal Service resulted in - among others - approving IOTA’s work programme and budget for 2018 and electing IOTA’s new President and new Executive Council.