On 23 June 2018 Mr Jesús Gascón was appointed as Director General of the Spanish Tax Agency.
Several aspects of the impact of digitalisation on tax administrations such as tax compliance, internal processes, human resources and relations with their customers and stakeholders were discussed during the Technical Session of IOTA’s 22nd General Assembly which concluded yesterday in Bratislava. The Assembly was attended by more than 200 participants from tax administrations, from international organisations (such as CIAT, European Commission, IMF, OECD, World Bank), businesses and academia.
IOTA’s 22nd General Assembly’s Administrative session successfully concluded today with electing the new Presidency and Executive Council and with the approval of the work program and the budget for next year.
The 22nd General Assembly starts today in Bratislava.
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The IOTA project on “Measuring Debt Management Performance ”, sponsored by the Belgian General Administration for Collection and Debt Recovery, was finalised with the publication of the project report and online overview of Key Performance Indicators. This report comes at a time when debt remains at a very high level. The total year-end tax debt in 2015 for the 29 IOTA member countries that provided this figure to the 2017 Tax Administration series stands at approximately euro 929,565,000,000.
A new project-based International Taxation Expert started working in the IOTA Secretariat on 4th June. Mr Vegard Holmedahl, a seconded expert from the Norwegian Tax Administration (NTA), will be responsible for IOTA’s important international project, the ISORA. Vegard participated in the ISORA Technical Working Group on behalf of IOTA in 2015 and 2016, preparing the 2016 iteration of the survey and supporting the IOTA Secretariat already in validating survey responses. He also contributed in the ISORA training workshops for IOTA members this April.
IOTA’s Executive Secretary, Mr Miguel Silva Pinto, participated in a panel session in the International Congress: Global Tax Administrations’ Efficiency - International Fiscal Cooperation and Governance held in Madrid on 30-31 May 2018, organised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
The Stockholm Tax Conference – an international conference on tax capacity-building – got together representatives of governments, agencies, international and regional organisations, civil society and the business sector last week to exchange experiences of tax capacity-building.