In January the Estonian Tax and Customs Board in coopertion with an Estonian bank, LHV Pank, launched an Entrepreneur Account simplifying the payment of taxes and reporting for private persons engaged in entrepreneurship.
Hans D'Hondt, the chairman of the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance, was elected as government manager of the year 2018 by the Flemish Association for Administration and Policy (VVBB). The prize was presented in Brussels on Monday 28 January 2019.
Relevant measures have been taken to ensure transition to a new tax system taking into account leading global practices. This process is carried out through relevant amendments both to tax administration and tax legislation without compromising economic growth, embedded business habits and business environment.
The amendments are aimed at:
From 12th of December 2018 personalised State Revenue Service (SRS) consultations now available by phone in Latvia
In the spirit of developing SRS customer service, personal consultations are now available by phone in Latvia. Local customers and as well Diaspora clients can reach SRS client services by phone.
This personalized consultation means that in most cases, clients can receive consultations, based on data available to SRS, over the phone. To date, this service was not available because SRS could not verify the identity of the person calling.
The position of Executive Secretary of IOTA has been announced for the term 2019-2022. We are looking for outstanding individual who as the Head of Secretariat will develop further the Organisation. The deadline for submission of applications is 1 April 2019.
The 115th meeting of the Executive Council of IOTA took place in Sweden in the city of Malmö, on the 24 and 25 January 2019 and was hosted by the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).
Addressing the Council, Ms Katrin Westling Palm, the Swedish Director General spoke about the relevance of IOTA as an important forum for the sharing of knowledge and good practices in key areas where IOTA members can benefit from cooperation and capacity building exchanges.
On 17th January the Guidelines of the Spanish Tax Agency´s Control Plan have been published in the Official Gazette. This year´s main focus will be the promotion of voluntary compliance.
According to article 116 of the General Tax Act, the Tax Administration shall prepare an annual tax control plan which will have a confidential nature. However, the main criteria underlying may be published. In application of this article, the Tax Agency releases every year a Resolution containing the Guidelines of the Annual Control Plan.
Dr. Goran Maricic officially assumed the function of the director of the Tax Administration of the Republic of Srpska from the former director Zora Vidovic.
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.