Meeting of the Steering Group of the Forum on Implementation of Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

At this meeting, the Steering Group will discuss the Forum Mandate 2020-2021, the Forum's activities in 2020 and the ongoing work of the subgroups. The Steering Group will also prepare the draft agenda and pre-event materials for the 4th Meeting of the Forum on BEPS to be held on 21-23 April 2020.

Handling Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) cases (joint OECD-IOTA event)

This joint OECD-IOTA case study workshop designed to develop knowledge and enhance the practical experience of the competent authority officials with regard to (re)solving tax treaty-related disputes under the MAP. It will also contribute to further strengthening of the effectiveness and efficiency of the MAP process.

Mikayil Jabbarov was appointed Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Minister of Taxes Mikayil Jabbarov was appointed Minister of Economy by the Presidential Order dated 23 October 2019.


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.

Azerbaijan: in-depth discussions on pre-filled tax returns

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.

IMF conference invitation: Medium Term Revenue Strategy — Building more effective tax systems

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.

Azerbaijan hosted the 5th Regional Meeting on BEPS for Eurasian Countries

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.

IOTA Workshop on implementing proactive business transformation strategies

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 new issue of IOTA Book is out now

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!


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