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published by on related country: Slovakia

The President of IOTA held a management meeting with the Executive Secretary in Bratislava

A meeting between the President of IOTA, Mr Frantisek Imrecze and Miguel Silva Pinto, IOTA’s Executive Secretary, took place in Bratislava Slovakia on the 18th October 2017. The Executive Secretary updated Mr Imrecze on the preparations of the upcoming IOTA’s 2nd Annual International Conference, due to take place on the 8 – 9 November in Budapest, where the President of IOTA will deliver a keynote speech. The preparation of the 22nd IOTA’s General Assembly, planned for late June 2018, was also addressed and future steps to be taken were agreed. In this respect, a meeting between the IOTA Secretariat and the Slovak Financial Directorate is scheduled for November 2017.

published by on related country: Poland

11th meeting of the IOTA Debt Management Area Group

The 11th meeting of the IOTA Debt Management Area Group hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Poland took place in Cracow on 4-6 October 2017. 32 participants from member countries shared knowledge and experience about practical aspects of coordination and cooperation in cross-border insolvency proceedings. A new IOTA project aiming to create a Knowledge Database of international (cross-border) insolvency proceedings was discussed, including project members and timetable. Conclusions and dissemination of key performance indicators of ongoing IOTA project on Measuring Debt Management Performance, sponsored by Federal Finance Service of Belgium were also on the agenda of the meeting.

published by on related country: Switzerland

First Meeting of the IOTA Forum on Implementation of Measures to counter BEPS

The first meeting of the IOTA Forum on Implementation of Measures to counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) was held on 11 - 13 October 2017 in Bern, Switzerland. The main purpose of the Forum is to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences between IOTA member tax administrations in the implementation of the BEPS Action Plan. 52 participants from 28 IOTA member countries gathered in the Forum to discuss and share strategies and the practical application of working methods and tools developed to effectively counter BEPS.

published by on related country: Spain

The Spanish Ministry for Finance and Public Function hosted the II Conference on Interoperability and E-Archive in Madrid on 26 September

The Ministry for Finance and Public Function, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports, the National Institute for Public Administration, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations organized an international conference on Interoperability and e-archive in Madrid on 26 September. The objective of the conference was to share experiences in the implementation of interoperability and, more specifically, on the preservation of digital assets.

published by on related country: Portugal

Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority has been awarded with the prize “Best eGov Iniciative 2017” with the project "Automatic Income Tax Return"

Automatic Income Tax Return project of the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority (AT) was awarded by the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society (APDSI). The event was held on October 4 at Torre do Tombo Auditorium in Lisbon, under the coordination of the Permanent Groups "Democracy, Administration and Public Policies" and "Dematerialization and Process Management" of the Association.

 

published by on related country: Portugal

Actions on the ground of the Portuguese Tax and Customs Inspection Department

The presence on the ground has a significant impact on taxpayers, increasing the perception of risks associated with non-compliance. In the pursuit of its strategic objective of Combating Shadow Economy and Tax Fraud and Evasion, the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority has been launching a set of actions aiming to evaluate the fulfilment of the billing obligations and encouraging voluntary compliance.

published by on related country: the Netherlands

IOTA’s Executive Secretary attended the international conference ‘Tax and Trust’ organised by the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration

The importance and impact of trust in the relationship established between taxpayers and tax administrations was the subject of an international conference organized by The Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA). Miguel Silva Pinto, IOTA’s Executive Secretary attended the conference, which took place on the 2nd and 3rd October 2017 in Rotterdam. 

published by on related country: International Organization

IOTA participated in the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration

The 11th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) took place in Oslo, Norway, on the 27-29 September 2017. Over 130 delegates attended the meeting, including the heads of 50 tax administrations, international organisations and business representatives. IOTA was represented by the Executive Secretary (ES), Miguel Silva Pinto.