IOTA provided input to the international professional and academic conference that was organized on the 22 and 23 November 2017 by the National Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA) of Hungary under the subject “Innovation, Digitalisation, Knowledge Management”. The Conference was hosted by the National University of Public Service of Hungary, in the Ludovika Campus in Budapest.
Mr. Miguel Silva Pinto, IOTA’s Executive Secretary moderated a panel dedicated to debate the role of innovation in revenue administrations. The panel included speakers from NTCA, the Russian Federation Federal Tax Service and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who presented innovative projects in the areas of technology and digitalization that their organisations are carrying out.
In his speech Mr. Miguel Silva Pinto listed the challenges and opportunities that the digital era is bringing to tax and customs administrations and explained how IOTA’s Work Programme for 2018 can help to assist its members by addressing, as priorities for next year IOTA’s activities: e-services; new technological solutions; administrative capacity of tax administrations and tax compliance.
In addition, he announced that the theme of the next IOTA General Assembly, scheduled for the 25th to the 27th June 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia, will be “The impact of digitalization on the transformation of tax administrations”.