The Executive Secretary of IOTA, Mr Miguel Silva Pinto attended the Tax Administrators Exchange of Global Innovative Practices (TAXGIP) conference organised by the World Bank on 30 May - 2 June in Bucharest, Romania. The TAXGIP is a peer-learning network, providing opportunities for exchanges of knowledge and experiences among tax professionals.
Photo: Mr Miguel Silva Pinto (left) with Mr Rajul Awashti from World Bank.
The Executive Secretary of IOTA, Mr. Miguel Silva Pinto addressed this year’s conference in two sections. He presented views of IOTA on the key challenges and priorities for tax administrations in the Eastern European and Central Asia region, focusing on the expectations of the civil society towards the facilitation of compliance and effective use of tax data by tax administrations and the necessity of the latter to rapidly adapt to an economic environment characterised by digitalization and globalisation.
IOTA’s Executive Secretary also delivered a speech on the spread of VAT across the world, which makes even more necessary to enhance cooperation amongst tax administrations in order to increase the good functioning of the tax at global level and to reduce the risks of tax fraud and evasion in relation to cross-border trade of goods and services.