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published by on related country : Azerbaijan

Call Center of the Ministry of Taxes was successfully re-certified

Call Center Department under the Ministry of Taxes was successfully re-certified for compliance with ISO 18295-1: 2017 as of December 4, 2018 by “Austrian Standards plus GmbH”.

The 195 Call Center was established in 2003 within the Ministry’s taxpayer service structures and began to operate in December of the same year. Until May 2006, the Call Center was only able to receive calls from Baku, but since then the service has been expanded to cover the whole territory of Azerbaijan.  

published by on related country : Switzerland

Use of techniques and modern tools for Big Data processing

IOTA, in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, held a workshop “Use of techniques and modern tools for Big Data processing” in Bern on 11-13 December 2018 attracting over 60 Big data project managers, IT specialists, analysts and data scientists from 36 IOTA member tax administrations.

published by on related country : International Organization

IOTA in WU Tax and Technology Series - VAT/GST challenges in a digital economy

Massimo Morarelli, IOTA’s International Taxation Expert delivered a presentation in WU “Tax and Technology Series - third workshop - VAT/GST challenges in a digital economy” in Vienna, Austria on 17-18 December 2018. Mr Morarelli spoke on the challenges that tax administrations have to face in the digital era and on IOTA’s activity in this field. 

published by on related country : IOTA Secretariat

2nd meeting of the IOTA Forum on the Implementation of Measures to Counter BEPS

The 2nd Meeting of the Forum on the Implementation of measures to counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) took place on 4-6 December 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. The Forum provided a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences between IOTA member tax administrations and identifying best practices in the implementation of the BEPS Action Plan.

published by on related country : Hungary

Bringing tax governance and data security into the debate about revenue administrations performance

Attending the sixth international conference “Security, Service and Development – New Directions in the Operation of Revenue Administrations”, IOTA Executive Secretary Mr Miguel Silva Pinto said that in the current international tax framework taxpayers’ data protection need to be brought into the debate. The conference, which was organised by the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary (NTCA) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in the National University of Public Service took place on 21-22 November 2018 in Budapest.

published by on related country : Spain

11th European Tax Advisers’ Professional Affairs Conference was held in Madrid on 23 November

CFE Tax Advisers Europe is a Brussels-based association of European tax advisers. Founded in 1959, CFE brings together members from 30 national organisations in 24 European countries, representing more than 200,000 tax advisers. CFE strives to contribute to the co-ordination and development of both tax law in Europe and national laws that govern and safeguard the tax adviser profession.

published by on related country : Hungary

IOTA workshop: Tools for Monitoring e-Commerce

55 participants gathered last week from 33 IOTA member countries in Budapest to discuss the collection and use of data, intelligence and analytics to tackle tax non-compliance and evasions in e-commerce activities.  The “Tools for Monitoring e-Commerce” IOTA workshop was held on 13-15 November 2018 where IT experts and developers in the field of tax data and tax auditors using IT tools for monitoring e-commerce activities shared their experiences. The workshop was organised in partnership with the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary.