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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.

IOTA's latest e-book has been published


published by Ágnes Kővágó on 31/01/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

IOTA's e-book 'Transforming Tax Administration and Involving Stakeholders' has been published in the theme of IOTA’s first Annual International Conference, which took place on the 8th and 9th November 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. Speakers of the conference have been requested to prepare an article based on their presentation, this e-book contains articles of 8 speakers of the conference. Please find here the link to the e-book: https://www.iota-tax.org/sites/default/files/pub/transforming_tax_administration/index.html

IOTA and OECD will intensify cooperation


published by Ágnes Kővágó on 25/01/2017
related country: International Organization

Mr Miguel Silva Pinto, the Executive Secretary of IOTA and Mr Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of OECD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the margins of the 93rd Session of the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs in Paris on 25 January 2017.

Belgian Federal Service Finance will host events on innovation in the field of collection and recovery of taxes and fines


published by EugenijusSoldat... on 24/01/2017
related country: Belgium

The Belgian General Administration for Collection and Debt Recovery, part of the Belgian Federal Service Finance, will host three events on innovation in the field of collection and recovery of taxes and fines. 

New Chair of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes


published by Ms. Ana Ortega on 24/01/2017
related country: Spain

Ms. María José Garde, Deputy Director for International Taxation at the Spanish Ministry of Finance, took office on 1st January 2017 as Chair of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

IOTA's next newsletter


published by Ágnes Kővágó on 20/01/2017
related country: IOTA Secretariat

Please visit IOTA’s latest newsletter where you will find information about our recent events, publications and news about IOTA members:

https://www.iota-tax.org/sites/default/files/e-newsletter/2016_t3/newsletter.html

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