ITIC Participates in IOTA 21st General Assembly


ITIC was pleased to join 150 high-level representatives (from IOTA member states, international organizations, businesses, and academic) at the 21st annual General Assembly of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations in Kiev, Ukraine on 28-30 June 2017.

Detailing the meeting's deliberations and conclusions, the GA Communiqué specifically focuses on the implications of new business models, including challenges for tax compliance and opportunities for modernizing tax systems.

A prominent role was accorded to private sector experts during this year's meeting, a trend likely to be intensified at next year's General Assembly, to be held in Bratislava. the 2018 meeting is expected to focus on the optimum application of new technologies for modernizing and improving tax services.

Notwithstanding their non-participation on political grounds, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the EEC will still have access to the important proceedings of the conference (which was attended also by China), as well as a range of tax-relevant international organizations.

More information on the meeting is available on IOTA's website.


Douglas Townsend is a Senior Advisor for the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), based in London.