'It ran like a Swiss watch’ – noted precisely Hans D’Hondt from Belgium, one of the high-ranking tax officials who attended the 26th General Assembly of IOTA which took place in an important economic and financial hub at the foot of the Swiss Alps.
The Slovenian Financial Administration has appointed a new Director General, Mr. Peter Grum, he took the office on 10 June 2022.
Mr. Grum holds a Master's degree in Law. He worked at the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia and its predecessor, the Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, for 14 years, from 2006 to 2020.
26th General Assembly of IOTA “Compliance and Trust: affecting tax behaviour while redefining the relationship between taxpayers and tax administrations”
The Swiss Presidency of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) together with the IOTA Secretariat successfully organised the 26th General Assembly of IOTA on 29th-30th June 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. This 26th General Assembly was the first-ever hybrid General Assembly in the history of IOTA and took the Organisation's activities to the next level.
We gladly announce that the 43rd edition of the IOTA`s Tax Tribune Magazine is now available online.
Taxation of incomes from cryptocurrency transactions in Armenia, new video call service for taxpayers in Italy and a high-level floorball referee at the Swiss FTA just to mention a few topics that are discussed in the latest edition of the Tax Tribune Magazine. Vol.43 features 8 articles from 6 member countries including Armenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, and Switzerland.
The Spanish Tax Agency launched a new service in the AEAT´s mobile application. The new function is available from 4 July, 2022 and allows the clients to pay debts, ask for instalments, query on the status of the pending debts or obtain a certificate of being up to date with tax liabilities and paying almost instantaneously.
Successful joint IOTA-OECD ISORA workshop on “Survey completion and data usage” took place on 15th–16th June 2022 in Oslo, Norway hosted by the Norwegian Tax Administration. This event marked the end of the IOTA ISORA Chairmanship after 31 months.
‘Because you really have that feeling something is building up.’ – remarked brilliantly Vanessa Bianchini, one of the tax officials who participated in the IOTA`s recently organized Forum on Combating VAT Fraud in Budapest. This event was the very first technical activity in 2022 where tax professionals from the IOTA member countries could physically come together since the outbreak of the pandemic – what, beyond its fascinating presentations, absolutely made this Forum even more exceptional.
IOTA successfully hosted a Webinar on Identifying and addressing corruption risks in tax administration on 15th June 2022. The first digital event broadcast live from the IOTA studio in Budapest welcomed more than 60 participants from 22 IOTA member tax administrations, who virtually came together to learn about the systematic approach in the fight against corruption and the practical application of anti-corruption measures.
On 10 June 2022 Ms. Soledad Fernández has been appointed Director General of the Spanish Tax Agency in substitution of the current DG, Mr. Jesús Gascón, who has been appointed Secretary of State for Finance.
Under the framework of the newly developed hybrid format by IOTA, the Organisation successfully held the Forum on Combating VAT Fraud on 7th– 9th June, 2022 in Budapest giving a fresh start and a totally new experience to its technical activities after two years of virtual operation. The first hybrid technical event of the year attracted more than 55 participants gathering in person at the venue and 130 attendees joining digitally to the three days of the Forum.