IOTA was represented in the 53rd General Assembly of CIAT – The Interamerican Center of Tax Administrations by the President, Mr. Hans D’Hondt and the Executive Secretary, Mr. Miguel Silva Pinto. The event was held in Havana, Cuba on the 21 to the 23 May 2019. The overall theme was “The Human factor: The brain of the tax administration (Human Resources selection, management and capacity building)”.
IOTA Workshop (AD1_2019) “Organisation of Call Centre Structure in IOTA Member Administration” took place 15-17 May in Katowice, Poland which was hosted by Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Administration of Republic of Poland.
Armenian and Italian Tax Administrations Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 21, 2019 in Yerevan
Mr Paolo Barbantini, Deputy Director General of the Revenue Agency of Italy, and Mr Mikayel Pashayan, Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia (SRC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on technical assistance to be provided to the Armenian Tax Administration within the scope of the OECD Tax Inspectors Without Borders Program.
The Executive Council of IOTA shortlisted two candidates for Executive Secretary and endorsed the Budget and Work Programme proposals for 2020
The 116th meeting of the Executive Council of IOTA was hosted in Berlin on the 13 and 14 May 2019 by the Tax Department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. The Council held interviews with the candidates for the Executive Secretary job position and shortlisted Mr. Frantisek Imrecze, former President of IOTA in 2017/2018 and former President of the Slovak Financial Administration, and Mr. Laurent Amalric, high-level official of the General Directorate of Public Finances in France and current tax attaché in Madrid.
The IOTA Executive Secretary – Miguel Silva Pinto - was an panelist at a Webinar organized by CEPOL – The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training.
After a hiatus Peter Poth is back to the IOTA Secretariat as the Web and Database Specialist. By enriching his professional experience while working for a private IT company he believes that he is in a better position now to evaluate the demands of the technological environment.
After less than two years since the implementation of the Immediate Supply of Information System in VAT (SII) the Tax Agency has already plans to implement a new real-time reporting system for products subject to Excise Duties.
We kindly inform you that Mr. Enton Duro has been appointed in the position of the Director General of the Albanian Tax Administration since 27th March, 2019, succeeding his valuable colleague Mrs. Vasilika Vjero.
As part of currently holding the Presidency in IOTA, the Federal Public Service Finances of Belgium hosted the first meeting of IOTA Forum on Human Resource Management in Ghent on 9-11 April, 2019 to discuss how to face today’s HR challenges in the transformation phase of tax administrations.