This planning instrument pursues to consolidate a holistic approach in the assistance services to taxpayers and focuses on the ex-ante control methods in order to improve voluntary compliance.
A Tax Compliance Technology Showroom complemented the IOTA Annual International Conference this year
The 2019 IOTA Annual International Conference was hosted by the Georgia Revenue Service on 16-17 October in Tbilisi, Georgia. This year a Tax Compliance Technology Showroom complemented the IOTA Conference. The exhibition showcased the recent and innovative digital solutions in the field of tax compliance.
Among the adopted strategic development plans of the national tax system, “The Strategic Plan for the Development of the Tax System for 2013-2020” has been an important milestone. This document features the introduction of an incremental and comprehensive approach to the improvement of various areas of tax system, as well as providing taxpayers with modern and high-quality services.
The high-level conference on "Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS)—Building More Effective Tax Systems”, jointly organised by the IMF, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank will be held on 29-30 October 2019 at the Federal Academy of Finance in Vienna, Austria.
On 8-10 October 2019, the 5th Regional Meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS for Eurasian Countries took place in Baku, hosted by the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan in collaboration with IOTA and the OECD. More than 70 senior tax officials from 14 countries, together with representatives from international and regional organisations, business, civil society and academia discussed the implementation of the BEPS measures and shared their experiences and challenges in the implementation process, as well as the opportunities offered by a consistent implementation.
An IOTA Workshop on „Implementing proactive business transformation strategies in tax administrations” was organised by the IOTA Secretariat in Budapest, Hungary on 8-10 October 2019. Over fifty delegates from twenty-seven IOTA member countries gathered to discuss most effective approaches to proactive business transformation in tax administrations. IMF, one of IOTA’s international partner organisations, was also represented at the workshop.
The latest issue of the IOTA Book gathers the most interesting topics and speaches presented on the 23rd General Assembly of IOTA in July. This year the theme was HR transformation. Are HR departments in tax administrations prepared for the future challenges? Download the publication and find out more!
The data-driven debt collection and recovery was the main theme of the first meeting of the IOTA Forum on Tax Debt Management hosted by the Financial Administration of the Czech Republic in Prague on 1-3 October 2019. 60 delegates from 31 countries along with the representative from the European Commission’s Directorate General of Tax and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) came together to discuss the innovative techniques and best practices of using data from national and international sources in order to improve the management of tax debts.
At the annual awards event of Computerworld magazine on 25 September the Spanish Tax Agency was awarded in the category of „Government Innovation for the online submission of the Personal Income Tax”. The worldwide renowned magazine recognizes the best ITC companies and professionals of the year in several categories every year in Spain.
From 1 October 2019, František Imrecze joined the IOTA Secretariat as Executive Secretary. He was elected by the IOTA member tax administrations at the 23rd General Assembly in Brussels in July, 2019. He took over the position from Miguel Silva Pinto, the former Executive Secretary of IOTA. He takes charge of the Budapest based IOTA Secretariat for the term 2019/2022.