Malta and the Slovak Republic shared experience in the framework of the IOTA Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance Project “Roll-out of transfer pricing legislation in Malta”. The latest IOTA Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance Project was successfully implemented by the Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic as the Provider and Malta Tax and Customs Administration as the Beneficiary.
IOTA Forum on Communication "How Digitalisation Reshapes Tax Communication and Unleashes the Power of Technology for Efficient Compliance"
On 10-12 October 2023, IOTA successfully organised the Forum on Communication with the main theme of "How Digitalisation Reshapes Tax Communication and Unleashes the Power of Technology for Efficient Compliance" in Budapest, Hungary. The 3-day meeting provided a great opportunity to explore how IOTA member tax administrations adapt to new digital communication channels and how these tools improve trust and connection with taxpayers. The hybrid event was joined by over 40 communication experts from 28 IOTA member tax administrations gathered in person at the venue and more than 80 attendees connected online to the activity.
On 3-5 October 2023, IOTA had the pleasure of organising the Forum on Tax Debt Management “Tax Debt Management between a Rock and a Hard Place”, as the first hybrid event of the IOTA Work Programme 2023 autumn’s activity. The Forum took place in Budapest, Hungary, and brought together over 50 tax officials from 26 IOTA member administrations in person and more than 80 attendees digitally in order to learn more about strategies, working plans, and tailored approaches to decreasing tax debts in the period of global crises. Additionally, it was an absolute honour to welcome to the event guest speakers from our international partner organisations, the European Commission and the OECD.
Ferenc Vágujhelyi, President of the National Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA), has been designated President of IOTA for the 2023-2024 Hungarian Presidency. By education, he is a physics teacher and a programming mathematician. His previous scientific publications and research focused on electronic identification and authentication, and on the potential applications of blockchain technology in public administration.
On 27-28 September 2023, IOTA successfully held its latest workshop, "Using Unstructured Data to Improve Compliance Risk Management in Tax Administrations". This digital event had over 160 registered participants from 31IOTA countries and featured speakers from various member tax administrations including Finland, Italy, Norway, and the United Kingdom, as well as presenters from the business community such as Alvara and Fonoa.
The autumn season brings a new beginning and an opportunity for further learning and expanding our professional knowledge with the help of VITARA. In the latest issued Course Overview, you can discover six e-learning modules in the fields of Human Resource Management, Reform Management, Strategic Management, and Institutional Management. Some of the virtual training modules are also available in French and Spanish.
On 13 September 2023, IOTA successfully gave a fresh start to the autumn season of its Work Programme 2023 with an engaging Webinar on “International Approaches to Virtual Currency”. Over 300 participants from 30 IOTA member tax administrations gathered in the virtual space to deepen their knowledge of virtual currencies, learn more about the latest trends, and new challenges in terms of risk analysis, and how IOTA member administrations approach the tax treatment of virtual currency.
On 5-7 September 2023, the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) Council and its nine member organisations, including IOTA, in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) successfully held the 2nd NTO Technical Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The hybrid event ran under the main theme of "Digitalisation of Tax Administrations and Contemporary Issues" and was joined by over 150 participants in-person and over 200 virtually including the heads and representatives of 10 regional tax organisations along with
On 6-8 September 2023, a successful joint IOTA-OECD ISORA 2023 Workshop took place in Vienna, Austria. The 3-day event was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria. The IOTA’s organiser team including Roman Bichevoy, Strategy & Institutional Development Manager, and Oksana Stepanenko, International Taxation Expert represented IOTA Secretariat at the Workshop.
The Spanish Tax Agency´s App Functionality to Pay, Defer and Consult Debts Awarded the Prize “Citizenship 2023”
The Spanish Government grants prizes for Quality and Innovation in Public Management on an annual basis. In the XVI edition, the Spanish Tax Agency has been awarded the prize “Citizenship” for its App functionality to pay, defer and consult debts. The aim of this service, available from July 2022, is to make more agile, quick and simple the payment of debts, the request of a deferment or a payment on instalments, the consultation of the state of pending debts or obtaining a certificate of being up to date with tax liabilities.