The IOTA Webinar on Risks of the Digital Economy: Analysis, Control Measures and Development of Methods took place on 28th May 2021, with 260 registrations from 33 countries. The objective of this webinar was to exchange good practices and share experiences among IOTA member tax administrations relating to the latest trends and solutions tax administrations are exploring to keep pace with the digital revolution.
The National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria has appointed a new Director General, Mr. Rumen Spetsov.
Ivana Donchevska, a seconded taxation expert from North Macedonia, has joined the IOTA Secretariat Team as of 1st May 2021.
Belgium FPS Finance Publishes Article on How to Improve Tax Compliance in the Journal of Political Economy
Recently, the Belgian FPS Finance’s work on Behavioral Insights and Tax Compliance has been published in the Journal of Political Economy.
Finance Minister of Georgia Introduces Tax Initiatives to Help Taxpayers Overcome Pandemic Challenges
In order to overcome challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Georgian Finance Minister Lasha Khutsishvili has introduced new tax initiatives on 17th May 2021.
Representatives of 10 IOTA Member Countries share their experiences and best practices in the latest IOTA ’video event’ on the topic of Employee well-being during remote working. The 33-minute compilation of videos is available now on the IOTA website.
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.