24th Forum of IOTA Principal Contact Persons

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 21/03/2017
related country: Georgia

The 24th Forum of IOTA Principal Contact Persons (PCPs) was held on 15-16 March in Tbilisi Georgia, hosted by the Revenue Service of Georgia. The Forum is the gathering of Principal Contact Persons appointed in 45 IOTA member tax administrations whom play an important coordination role between IOTA Secretariat and respective tax administrations. The PCPs and IOTA Secretariat discussed developments and results of the year and the work and challenges ahead of IOTA in the next years.

Mr Jaap Uijlenbroek appointed as Director-General of the Tax and Customs Administration of the Netherlands

published by wouterschnitzler on 02/03/2017
related country: the Netherlands

Mr Jaap Uijlenbroek has been appointed as Director-General of the Tax and Customs Administration of the Netherlands.

Mr Uijlenbroek studied Computing Science and Public Administration, and obtained his PhD/doctorate degree with the thesis ‘Designing Electronic Document Infrastructures’ at the Technical University of Delft.

Establishment of the National Revenue Administration in Poland

published by Ms. Magdalena C... on 01/03/2017
related country: Poland

On 1st of March 2017 the National Revenue Administration (KAS) starts officially its operation in Poland. The KAS has been established as a result of reorganization of the former structures of the Tax Administration, Customs Service and Fiscal Control. The changes will allow better use of human, financial and organizational resources.

Main objectives of the establishment of the National Revenue Administration are to:

Transparency and Personalisation in the Delivery of e-Services: Online Taxpayer Account

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 24/02/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

IOTA workshop ’Transparency and Personalisation in the Delivery of e-Services: Online Taxpayer Account’ was held on 22-24 February 2017 in Budapest. 43 participants from 24 IOTA member countries discussed how tax administrations have developed simple, personalised and secure online tax accounts.

Reforms and transformation of tax service in Azerbaijan

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 23/02/2017
related country: Azerbaijan

Article of Mr Fazil Mammadov, Minister of Taxes about challenges tax service is facing in Azerbaijan and about reforms and changes implemented: 

How important are random samples for tax administrations?

published by Mostafa Amini on 17/02/2017
related country: the Netherlands

New update regarding the IOTA GPG Project

The Project Leader of the IOTA GPG Project Roel Niessen and his colleague Emma Gottesman contributed to a very interesting paper about random samples. The publication describes the relevance and importance of random samples for tax administrations in general. It also describes the way random samples are specifically used in the Netherlands Tax & Customs Administration.

Third consecutive record year for the Italian Revenue Agency

published by valeria ibello on 15/02/2017
related country: Italy

The Italian Revenue Agency has the highest amount ever collected by the tax administration  (with 19 billion reported in the State coffers in 2016) for the third consecutive year thanks to targeted tax assessment activities and to a new strategy aimed at increasing the implementation of spontaneous tax obligations. In fact, about 500 million euro come from the promotion of preventive dialogue with citizens, aimed at giving taxpayers the opportunity to correct the mistakes in time, and thus to pay reduced penalties, avoiding future tax assessments.

IOTA workshop on 'Measuring Tax Compliance of SMEs'

published by Mostafa Amini on 13/02/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

The first workshop of the IOTA Work Programme 2017 on ‘Measuring Tax Compliance of SMEs’ was held on 8-10 February 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

105th Executive Council meeting of IOTA

published by Ágnes Kővágó on 06/02/2017
related country: Spain

The 105th Executive Council (EC) meeting took place on 2-3 February 2017 in Madrid. The meeting was hosted by the Spanish Tax Agency and chaired by the Ukrainian Presidency of IOTA.

Independent Authority for Public Revenue in Greece

published by Mr. Dimitrios Zois on 02/02/2017
related country: Greece

As from 01-01-2017, the General Secretariat of Public Revenues has been reformed into a new Revenue Agency in Greece, under the title “Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR)”.

Mr. George Pitsilis, remains the Head of the Greek Tax Administration, as the Governor of the new Authority.