A kick-off conference for the EU funded Twinning project of Montenegro and Spain (IPA 2014) „Support to Tax Administration“ was held on 1 March in the EU Info Centre in Podgorica. The project will be implemented by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) with the Spanish Tax Administration and the Montenegrin Tax Administration (MTA) as twinning partners.
We are deeply saddened to share with you that Ilze Cirule, Director General of the State Revenue Service of Latvia, passed away on 10 March 2018.
Ms Cirule had served as Director General of the Revenue Service since 2016.
IOTA Secretariat expresses its condolences to the State Revenue Service of Latvia in the tragic loss of Ms Cirule.
The Tax and Customs Authority (AT) has a new mobile application that allows taxpayers to keep track of their tax situation at any time and settle payments of due taxes. The APP can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android systems under the name "Situação Fiscal - Pagamentos". This new application sends alerts and facilitates the settlement of due taxes by providing three means of payment.
The Government of Spain has nominated Ms Pilar Jurado, currently Director of the Customs and Excises Department of the Spanish Tax Agency, as candidate for the post of Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in the upcoming elections that will take place on 30 June 2018 during the Council Sessions.
The 25th Forum of IOTA Principal Contact Persons (PCPs) took place last week in Antwerp, Belgium, hosted by the Federal Public Service Finance of Belgium. This year’s Forum was special as more ownership was given to PCP both in preparation and in running it, which resulted in a more targeted, more inclusive and more interactive event.
IOTA ’s President addressed the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax at the United Nations
IOTA’s key role in the international tax arena was further strengthened by IOTA’s President’s active participation in the meeting of Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) at the United Nations. President addressed a key session of the conference, represented the organisation in a meeting of the regional tax organisations and held several side meetings with high-level representatives of international organisations.
Our reformed magazine with interviews, stories and articles from IOTA community has been published. Read about
how IOTA’s President sees our organisation and the challenges we are facing,
how a tax administration can be reorganised,
how we will say goodbye to the tax calendar of 2000 years,
how a senior manager in tax administration can be also be a drummer in a heavy metal band and
how the Nordic countries of IOTA cooperate together.
Do not miss the opportunity to read our magazine and experience how interesting our tax community is!
IOTA’s secure online data portal, TIP, that allows access and use of comparative data on 41 IOTA member tax administrations collected through the International Survey on Revenue Administration (ISORA) is now accessible. This represents a historic achievement and is the result of efficient cooperation of the four partner organisations (IMF, OECD, CIAT and IOTA) and the outstanding work of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on ISORA.
Mr Markku Heikura has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Finnish Tax Administration for a 5-year term.