The 26th Forum of IOTA Principal Contact Persons (PCPs) was held in Zurich on the 12 and 13 March 2019, hosted by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration. The event was jointly designed and delivered by a group of PCPs and members of the IOTA Secretariat, covering the main areas of activity of the organization.
Keep visiting the IOTA Papers section of our website, you will find current articles written by tax officials from IOTA member countries in hot topics of taxation. This year we have already got two valuable papers from Belgium and from Hungary. You can read about how Belgium uses behavioural insights to encourage taxpayers to pay faster and about the experience of Hungary in introducing the Electronic Public Road Trade Control System .
You will find these and all other papers here:
Delegation of Armenian Tax Administration led by Mr. Davit Ananyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee, made a working visit to Italy, on February 27-28. Mr. Ananyan met with Mr. Antonino Maggiore, Director General of the Italian Revenue Agency, in Rome.
The first meeting of IOTA Technical Assistance Advisory Group (TAAG) took place on 28th February – 1st of March in IOTA Secretariat office in Budapest. Representatives of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden and UK discussed introduction of a new service for members – IOTA technical assistance service. The group prepared draft of the framework which will regulate this service. TAAG also drafted the process of IOTA technical assistance which will be the basis of functionality of the future online tool to be developed for this service.
Roman Bichevoy, IOTA’s International Taxation Expert, represented the organisation in the Capacity building week in OECD on 19-21 February in Paris, France. This was a series of meetings organised by Global Relations Programme (GRP) and Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) of OECD.
The Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized its Annual Forum in Baku on the 18 February 2019. This year’s Forum was dedicated to discuss taxes, transparency and development.
An IOTA Case Study Workshop was held on 12-14 February in Budapest on a very special subject: “Prevention of VAT fraud in the automobile sector". Stronger coordination amongst tax administrations to stop at an earlier stage VAT fraud in the automobile sector is needed in most of the EU Member States as well as in non EU Member States.
Ms Ieva Jaunzeme has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Latvian Tax Administration for a 5-year term.
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.